Torenia bicolor Dalzell

 
  • Family : SCROPHULARIACEAE
    (Figwort Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : BRAHMI FAMILY (ब्राह्मी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : LINDERNIACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Unresolved name
  • Vernacular name : Kakkapoovu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Marshy areas
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in wet low lands
  • Key identification features : A procumbent herb, rooting at lower nodes
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy & Noel Sebastian
  • Collection Date : 26-11-2018
  • Collection Nos : HFP 1980, CJS 15528; HJCB-1874
  • Collection Locality : Mamalakandam, Idukki district, Kerala
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Davanagare district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Shivamogga district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Western Ghats
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Balakrishna Gowda & A.N. Sringesh 2004 – Sringeri (checklist unpublished); Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Herbarium specimen from Mamalakandam, Idukki district, Kerala (not scanned)
  • 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=Torenia bicolor. Downloaded on 6 June 2020.

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