Limnophila indica (L.) Druce

 
  • Family : SCROPHULARIACEAE
    (Figwort Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : BRAHMI FAMILY (ब्राह्मी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : PLANTAGINACEAE
  • Basionym : Hottonia indica L.
  • Synonym(s) : Limnophila gratioloides R.Br.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Limnophila indica (L.) Druce
  • Vernacular name : Burada bokkena, Kuttra (Telugu); Manganari (Malayalam); Kuttra (Hindi); Keralata (Oria)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Moist places
  • Comments / notes : Gregarious, highly branched herb forming dense mats.
  • Key identification features : Aquatic herb, grows in seasonal pools. Smaller white flowers, leaves one type
  • Flower, Fruit : September-April
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kadapa district, Anantapur district, Kurnool district, Chittoor district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Cuttack district, Nuapada district, Sambalpur district, Koraput district
    • Tamil Nadu : Throughout Tamil Nadu
  • World Distribution : SE. Africa through Iraq, India, Sri Lanka, Southeast Asia, Malaysia, China, Australia
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Kamble & Pradhan, 1988. Flora of Akola District, Maharashtra. Botanical Survey of India
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Limnophila indica. Downloaded on 4 June 2020.

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