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  Ammannia baccifera ssp. aegyptiaca
 
  Family: LYTHRACEAE
  Citation:  Ammannia baccifera L. ssp. aegyptiaca (Willd.) Koehne in Engl., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 1: 260. 1880; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 112. 1982; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 192. 1988; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 261. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 205. 1990; Joseph, Aquatic Angiosp. Malabar 102. 1991; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 133. 1999. Ammannia aegyptiaca Willd., Enum. Hort. Berol. 1: 167,t. 6. 1909. Ammannia salicifolia Hiern in Oliver, Fl. Trop. Africa 2: 478. 1874; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 569. 1879.
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  Description: Annual herbs, often red, erect or ascending, simple or branched, 2-80 cm tall; stems 4-angular or ± winged. Leaves opposite, 0.7-7 x 0.15-1(-1.6) cm, linear to elliptic, narrowed to the apex, narrowed to a cuneate base or obtuse or subcordate. Cymes (1-)3- many-flowered, ± lax to dense; peduncles 1 (-2) mm long; pedicels 1-2.5 mm long; bracteoles linear-lanceolate. Calyx-tube turbinate-campanulate, 1-2 mm long; lobes 4, broadly triangular, 1-1.5 mm long; intermediary appendages absent or very inconspicuous. Petals absent. Stamens 4, as long as the calyx-lobes or shorter. Ovary globose, 0.7-1.2 mm in diameter; style 0.1-0.3 mm long. Capsule globose, 1-2.5 mm in diameter, ½-3/4 included within the calyx; seeds brownish, concavo-convex, 0.4 mm in diameter.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-December
  District(s): Wayanad, Idukki, Palakkad, Kannur, Malappuram, Kozhikkode
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  Habitat: Sandy waterlogged areas and river beds
  Distribution: Pantropical
  Aquatic: Yes
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Churullipetty, Begur, Walayar
   
 
   
 
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