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  Ammannia baccifera ssp. baccifera
 
  Family: LYTHRACEAE
  Citation:  Ammannia baccifera L., Sp. Pl. (ed.2) 175. 1762, ssp. baccifera Koehne in Engl., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 1: 260. 1880; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 569. 1879; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 510(360). 1919; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 111. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 189. 1984; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 191. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 170. 1989; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 204. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 202. 1994; Joseph, Aquatic Angiosp. Malabar 101. 1991; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 277. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 131. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 227. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 298. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 377. 2009. Ammannia vesicatoria Roxb., Fl. Ind. 1: 426. 1832.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kalluruvi, Kalluravanchi, Neerummel-neruppa
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Blistering ammania
  Description: Erect annual herbs to 40 cm tall; stem 4-angled or more or less winged. Leaves simple, decussate, sessile, 2-6 x 0.5-0.8 cm, linear to elliptic, apex acute, base attenuate, chartaceous. Cymes dischasial, axillary. Flowers 4 or 5-merous, perigynous; pedicels c. 2 mm long. Calyx tube 1-2 mm long, campanulate; lobes 4, 1-1.5 mm long, triangular. Petals absent. Stamens 4; filaments c. 0.5 mm long. Ovary 1 mm in diam., globose, 4-5-locular; ovules many; stigma capitate. Capsule 1.5-2 mm across, globose, exceeding calyx tube; seeds brownish, concavo-convex.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-December
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Paddy fields and other wet lands
  Distribution: Tropical Africa, Asia, Europe and Australia
  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
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Peruvaripallam, Kariamchola, Tiruvalla, Tellicherry, Walayar, Pallithode, Cherupuzha
   
 
   
 
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