Lippia javanica (Burm.f.) Spreng.

 
  • Family : VERBENACEAE
    (VERBENA or VERVAIN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Verbenaceae
  • Basionym : Verbena javanica Burm.f.; Lippia unica Ramakr.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Lippia javanica (Burm.f.) Spreng.
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Along banks of rivers and in deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in clumps in moist places
  • Key identification features : A stongly aromatic shrub, generally with citrus odor.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy, Arun Singh & Navendu Page
  • Collection Date : 25/02/2016
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0515
  • Collection Locality : Khurda to Nayagarh road side, Khurda district (OD)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : East Godavari district, Vishakapatnam district, West Godavari district, Srikakulam district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Idukki district
    • Odisha : Kalhandi district, Sambalpur district, Mayurbhanj district
    • Tamil Nadu : Tiruchirapalli district
  • Native : Tropical America, West Indies
  • World Distribution : Naturalized in old World
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; 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; 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.
  • 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=Lippia javanica. Downloaded on 22 September 2019.

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