|Scientific Name||Ludwigia adscendens|
Flowering class: Dicot
Aquatic floating herbs; aerophores spongy, white coloured, fusiform. Leaves 1.5-3.5 x 0.5-1.5 cm, obovate to oblanceolate, base attenuate, apex obtuse, lower surface glossy. Flowers solitary, axillary, to 4 cm across. Calyx tube c. 1 cm long, pubescent; lobes 5, narrow-lanceolate. Petals 5, obovate, emarginate or rounded at apex, cream coloured or white with an yellowish blotch inside. Stamens 10; filaments subequal. Ovary 5-locular; ovules many; style hairy at base; stigma globose. Capsule c. 2.5 cm long, terete, 10-ribbed, dehiscing by 4-5 valves.
Flowering and fruiting: Throughout the year
Notes: Ponds and ditches
Ponds and ditches
Continental Asia, Malesia and Australia
State - Kerala, District/s: Kottayam, Alappuzha, Kasaragode, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram, Malappuram, Kozhikkode, Wayanad, Kannur, Thrissur, Ernakulam
Karnataka: Belgaum, Coorg, Hassan, Mysore, N. Kanara, Shimoga
Kerala: Alapuzha, Idukki, Kasaragod, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malapuram, Pathanamthitta
Tamil Nadu: All districts
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