Hygrophila auriculata (Schumach.) Heine

 
  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Species : Hygrophila auriculata
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Hygrophila auriculata (Schumach.) Heine
  • Common name : Long-leaved Barleria
  • Vernacular name : Kokilaksah, Iksurah (San.); Talmakhana (Hin.); Kolavaalike, Neeru goobli gida (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : CJS 11934, CJS 12177, CS 608
  • Key identification features : A stout aquatic perennial herb with erect, unbranched stem. Leaves are simple, in whorls, strap-like, accompanied by straight and long spines. Flowers (about 3 cm. across) are generally in four pairs at each node with conspicuous hairy bracts. Fruit is a linear capsule.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka
  • Comments : Common around ponds and marshes in plains and upper ghats.
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Dakshina Kannada, Davanagere, Hassan, Kodagu, Mysore, Tumkur, Udupi
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Gowda, 2004 - Sringeri; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere

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