Rotala meenkulamensis K.S.Prasad & Raveendrann

 
  • Family : LYTHRACEAE
    (Loose-Strife Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : MEHNDI FAMILY (मेंहंदी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Lythraceae
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Not found in Plant list
  • Habit : Aquatic herb
  • Habitat : Lateritic rocks
  • Comments / notes : Plant remains submerged during the rainy season and emerges out as water recedes
  • Key identification features : Quadrangular, winged stem, subulate bracteoles, calyx appendages 2–3 times the size of calyx lobes, absence of petals and papillose seeds with a distinct depression.
  • Flower, Fruit : August-November
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Kannur district
  • Native : India
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • Endemism : Southern Western Ghats
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Critically Endangered
  • Literature :
    • Subrahmanya Prasad. K and K. Raveendran (2013). A New Species of Rotala L. (Lythraceae) from Kerala, India. Taiwania, 58(2): 104–107.
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Rotala meenkulamensis. Downloaded on 24 June 2024.

India Distribution

World Distribution

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