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  Blyxa aubertii var. echinosperma
 
  Family: HYDROCHARITACEAE
  Citation:  Blyxa aubertii L.C. Rich. var. echinosperma (Clarke) Cook & Lound, Aquat. Bot. 15: 14. 1983; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 364. 1985; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 769. 1990; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 674. 1997; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 913. 2009. Blyxa aubertii L.C. Rich., Mem. Cl. Sci. Math. Phys. Inst. France 12: 77. t.4.1812; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 386. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 363. 1985; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 266. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 460. 1990; Joseph, Aquatic Angiosp. Malabar 418. 1991; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 441. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 361. 1995; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 673. 1997; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 647. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 474. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 670. 2009. Hydrotrophus echinospermus Clarke, J. Linn. Soc. Bot. 14: 4. t.1. 1875. Blyxa echinosperma (Clarke) Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 661. 1888; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1397(978). 1928; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 281. 1982; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 378. 1989; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 460. 1990; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 396. 1998; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 474. 2005. Blyxa oryzetorum (Decne.) Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 661. 1888. Diplosiphon oryzetorum Decne. in Jacq., Voy. 167. 1884. Blyxa ceylanica Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 661. 1888; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1397(978). 1928.
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  Description: Submerged, acaulescent aquatic herbs. Leaves 6-15 x 0.4-0.6 cm, linear, broader at base, tapering to a long acuminate tip, flaccid. Flowers solitary, bisexual, emergent; pedicel to 18 cm long. Spathe 5-6 cm long, tubular. Sepals 3, 0.8-1 cm long, linear. Petals 3, antisepalous; filaments to 4 mm long; anthers linear. Ovary 4-5 cm long, linear-cylindric, 3-loculed, many-ovuled; stigmas 3, white, 1-1.5 cm long, linear, papillose at the distal end. Capsules to 5 cm long, linear-cylindric. Seeds 1-2 mm long, ellipsoid. tubercled or echinate, with tails at each ends.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: June-September
  District(s): All Districts
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  Habitat: Pools, ponds and paddy fields
  Distribution: Cosmopolitan
  Aquatic: Yes
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
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  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Kumarikulam, Thannikkudy, Tiruvalla, Taliparamba, Nileswar, Kalliassey, Cheruvathur, Thenkara, Valiyaparathode, Enathu, Mukkali forests, Kasaragod, Pallippuram, Arikode, Kulathupuzha, Athirumala
   
 
   
 
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