Limnophila aquatica (Roxb.) Alston

    (Figwort Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : BRAHMI FAMILY (ब्राह्मी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : PLANTAGINACEAE
  • Basionym : Cyrilla aquatica Roxb.
  • Synonym(s) : Limnophila racemosa Benth.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Unresolved name
  • Vernacular name : Kuttra (Hindi) Keralata (Oria)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Pools, flooded paddy fields
  • Key identification features : Aquatic herb. Flowers large, purple. Leaves two types
  • Flower, Fruit : July-March
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Thrissur district, Ernakulam district, Kottayam district, Alappuzha district, Kollam district
    • Odisha : Cuttack district, Ganjam district, Khurda district
  • World Distribution : India, Indo-Malesia and East and South China
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. aquatica. Downloaded on 20 January 2022.

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