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Published In: Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 1(2): 172. 1880. (Bot. Jahrb. Syst.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: August.
Type: Type: Described from India.
Distribution: Distribution: Russia, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Malaya, China and Japan.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Rice fields. 300-1800 m alt. Not common.
Photo: Rotala indica (Willd.) Koehne (Photo)
Map Location: B-7 Hazara; Hill Territory, c. 1 mile S. of Hill, 5500 ft., B.L. Burtt & Kazmi 1298(E); B-8 Kashmir: Jhelum Valley Road, 5500 ft., R.R. Stewart 5193 (RAW).


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Annual herb, erect, 10-19 cm tall, glabrous. Leaves obovate, obtuse, attenuate at the base, margin prominently cartilaginous, 5-13 mm long. 2-7 mm broad. Spikes axillary, in every axil, 4-9 mm long. Bracts leaf-like. Bracteoles subulate. Flowers 4-merous, 2-3 mm long. Hypanthium tubular-campanulate, membranous in fruit. Sepals 0.5-1 mm long, 1 mm broad, very acute. Petals minute, shorter than sepals. Ovary oblong. Capsule ± equalling the hypanthium, much shorter than the calyx. Seeds longer than broad.
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