Hydrolea zeylanica (L.) Vahl

 
  • Family : HYDROPHYLLACEAE
    (Waterleaf Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : KOLIARY FAMILY
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Hydroleaceae
  • Basionym : Nama zeylanica L.
  • Synonym(s) : Nama erecta Roxb.; Steris aquatica Burm.f.; Beloanthera oppositifolia Hassk.; Hydrolea arayatensis Blanco; Hydrolea ceilonica F.Muell.; Hydrolea inermis Lour.; Hydrolea javanica Blume
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Hydrolea zeylanica (L.) Vahl
  • Common name : Ceylon Hydrolea
  • Vernacular name :
    • Koliary (Hindi)
    • Charang (Manipuri)
    • Popti, Keriti (Marathi)
    • Vellel (Tamil)
    • Cheruvallel (Malayalam)
    • Isa-langulia, Kasschra (Bengali)
    • Kerit (Konkani)
    • Balluballua, Languliya, Balluballua-kashindri (Oria)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Paddies, pond margins, streamsides, open forests, swampy or inundated soil
  • Comments / notes : The leaves, beaten into pulp and applied as a poultice, are considered to have a cleansing and healing effect on neglected and callous ulcers. They parently possess some antiSepic property.
  • Flower, Fruit : August-May
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district, West Godavari district, Srikakulam district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Koraput district, Ganjam district, DP, Mayurbhanj district
    • Tamil Nadu : Erode district
    • Uttarakhand : Uttarakhand
  • Native : Asia, Australia
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, China, Hainan, India, Jawa, Laos, Malaya, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Queensland, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature :
    • Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4
    • H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2
    • 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
    • IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1.
    • 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.
    • Uniyal B.P., Sharma J.R., Choudhery U., Singh D.K. (2007). Flowering Plants of Uttarakhand: A Checklist. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh: 178
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Hydrolea zeylanica. Downloaded on 16 July 2024.

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