Trapa natans L.

 
  • Family : TRAPACEAE
    (Water-Chestnut Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : SINGHARA FAMILY (सिंघाड़ा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Lythraceae
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Trapa natans L.
  • Common name : Caltrops, Singhara, Water chestnut
  • Vernacular name :
    • Karimbolam, Kakkamullu, Vankottakkaya (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Ponds and tanks
  • Flower, Fruit : September-May
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Ernakulam district, Alappuzha district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district
  • World Distribution : Cosmopolitan
  • Literature :
    • Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Trapa natans. Downloaded on 15 June 2024.

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