Murdannia esculenta (Wall. ex C.B.Clarke) R.S.Rao & Kammathy

 
  • Family : COMMELINACEAE
    (Spiderwort Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : KANA FAMILY (काना फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Commelinaceae
  • Basionym : Aneilema esculentum Wall. ex C.B.Clarke
  • Synonym(s) : Aneilema pulneyense Fyson
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Murdannia esculenta (Wall. ex C.B.Clarke) R.S.Rao & Kammathy
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Paddy fields
  • Comments / notes : Often on hills above 1000m and on perennially wet rocks
  • Flower, Fruit : August-December
  • Collector(s) Name : C. saldanha
  • Collection Date : 28-10-1959
  • Collection Nos : CS 4676
  • Collection Locality : Kodaikanal, Dindigal district (TN)
  • Distribution :
    • Telangana : Warangal district
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Kottayam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Throughout Tamil Nadu
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Australia, China
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature :
    • Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983
    • IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1.
    • Pullaiah, 1997. Fl. Andhra Pradesh, vol. 3. pp. 1009
    • 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=Murdannia esculenta. Downloaded on 30 May 2024.

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World Distribution

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