|Scientific Name||Evolvulus nummularius|
Flowering class: Dicot
Distribution notes: Exotic
Habit: A small, prostrate herb, upto 20cm.
Slender prostrate perennial herbs. Leaves 5-15 x 4-10 mm, broadly ovate to orbicular, base subcordate, apex obtuse to emarginate, glabrous or sparsely hairy below; petiole to 5 mm long. Flowers 1-2, in leaf-axils; pedicels slender 2-5 mm long. Calyx lobes 5, free, 2-3.5 mm long, ovate-lanceolate, acute, ciliate on margins. Corolla white, 6-8 mm across, rotate. Stamens sub-exserted. Capsule 3-4 mm across, globose. Seeds brown to black.
Flowering and fruiting: Throughout the year
In axillary, solitary or paired; white. Flowering throughout the year.
A conical capsule. Fruiting throughout the year.
Stem prostrate, rooting at nodes.
Notes: Forest plantations & degraded moist deciduous forests, also in the plains
Forest plantations and degraded moist deciduous forests, also in the plains
Kerala: All districts
Tamil Nadu: Cuddalore, Kancheepuram, Kanniyakumari, Thiruvallur, Tiruvannamalai, Viluppuram
Found along the roadsides, wastelands and grass turfs from plains to 500m. Common. Native of new world tropics, naturalized in India and Nepal.
Native of Tropical America; naturalised in Africa and Indo-Malesia
State - Kerala, District/s: All Districts
Grown in gardens as ornamental plant.
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