Share web
 
 
 
Home Kerala Plants - DVD Search Kerala Plants Exotic Plants Garden Plants Trees Shrubs Climbers Medicinal Plants
 
KERALA PLANTS
Search Kerala Plants
Exotic Plants
Garden Plants
Trees
Herbs
Shrubs
Climbers
Medicinal Plants
GENERAL
Introduction
Location
Geology & Soil
Climate
Phytogeography
Vegetation
 
 
 
   
 
  Polypleurum wallichii
 
  Family: PODOSTEMACEAE
  Citation:  Polypleurum wallichii (R.Br. ex Griff.) Warm., Danske. Vidensk. Selsk. Skrift. ser. 6, Nat. Math. 11: 15. 1901; Raveendran & Philip Mathew, Rheedea 2: 106. 1994. Podostemum wallichii R.Br. ex Griff., Asiat. Res. 19:103. t.17.1836; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5:67.1886. Dicraeia wallichii (R.Br. ex Griff.) Tul., Ann. Sci. Nat. Bot. ser. 3, 11: 101. 1849. Dicraeia minor Wedd. in DC., Prodr. 17: 71. 1873. Podostemum minor (Wedd.) Benth. in Benth. & Hook.f., Gen. Pl. 3: 112. 1880; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 67. 1886.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Aquatic herbs on submerged rocks in swift-flowing streams. Plant body thalloid, fleshy, more or less creeping, adpressed to the rock or attached at certain points only with the help of haptera. Thallus green or mauve coloured, irregularly branched, 3-6 cm long and 0.5-0.7 cm wide; secondary shoots marginal with one or two pairs of subulate leaves. Flowers zygomorphic, pedicellate; bracts usually 2 pairs, fleshy, imbricate, keeled and raised above the thallus. Spathe 3-4 mm long, irregularly splitting at apex; pedicel 6 mm long. Stamens 2, monadelphous; anthers bilobed; pollen in diads; staminodes linear, 1 mm long, on either sides of the stamen. Ovary ellipsoid; stigma 2, unequal and bent downwards in bud; ovules less than and hundred on axile placentation. Capsule 6-8 ribbed; isolobous, both halves persistent after dehiscent; fruiting pedicel up to 1 cm long; seeds obovoid and smooth.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-March
  District(s): Palakkad, Kozhikkode, Kannur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: On rocks along streams
  Distribution: India and Myanmar
  Aquatic: Yes
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s):
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities:
   
 
   
 
Kerala News Online
 
 
 
 
 
Website Hit Counters