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Pakistan | Family List | Menyanthaceae | Nymphoides

Nymphoides cristata (Roxb.) O.Ktze, Rev.Gen.Pl. 429. 1891. Ramamoorthy in Saladhna & Nicolson, Fl.Hassan Dist.475.1976.

  • Limnanthemum cristatum (Roxb.) Griseb.
  • Menyanthes cristata Roxb.

    Annual, with large floating stem, rooting at the nodes. Leaves floating, lamina 2.5-7.5 (-10) cm long, 2-8 mm broad, orbicular, cordate at base, with conspicuous dense brown glands on the under surface, margin entire or wavy, petiole (C.5) 1-5 cm long, Pedicel 0.5-5 cm long. Calyx lobes 3-4 x c.2 mm, oblong, rounded. Corolla lobes oblong, acute, c.4 x 1.5-2 mm, white, with yellow base and longitudnal folds along the margin and centre. Stamens 2.75-3 mm long; anthers c. 1 mm long. Capsule ellipsoid, 5-6 mm long, 10-20 seeded. Seeds c. 1 mm long. tuberculate.

    Fl. Per. March June.

    Type: Described from India, Coromandel.

    Distribution: Malaya China, India and Pakistan.


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