Hygrophila balsamica (L.f) Rauf.

  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Species : Hygrophila balsamica
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Hygrophila balsamica Raf. (Unresolved name)
  • Key identification features : Aquatic viscid tall herbs, rooting at lower nodes; Branchlets quadrangulare; Leaves opposite heterophyllous; Flowers axillary; Calyx lobed, nerved, green with a white midrib; Corolla white, tubular, lobed; Stamens four in no.; filaments white; Anthers blue; Ovary oblong with the presence of nectariferous glands at base; Fruit a hairy capsule with many brown seeds.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Native : India, Srilanka
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Distribution Locality : Dakshina Kannada, Mysore
  • Floras referred : Sharma B.D, 1984 - Flora of Karnataka Analysis; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara



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