Cressa cretica L., Sp. Pl. 1: 223 223 1753. ;
 
KRESS-a — from the Greek Kressa, a reference to a Cretan woman
KRET-ee-kuh — of or from Crete
 
commonly known as: littoral bind weed, rosin cress • Hindi: रुद्रवंती rudravanti • Kannada: ಮುಳ್ಳುಮದ್ದುಗಿಡ mullumaddugida • Konkani: चवल chaval • Malayalam: അഴുകണ്ണി azhukanni • Marathi: लोण lona, रुद्रवंती rudravanti • Sanskrit: रुद्रवन्ति rudravanti • Tamil: உப்புசணக uppucanaka • Telugu: ఉప్పుగడ్డి uppugaddi, ఉప్పుసెనగ uppusenaga

Native to: Mediterranean region, India, Australia

  


 

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16 Jan, 2010  Time : 08 am –Revas creak, Alibag, Maharashtra; April 26, 2010, 11.30 am- Balswara lake, Delhi;


 

 

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Plant for ID SMP1 28/03/2011:  A very small herb. Near Phansad/Roha
Prostrate…total length might be around 20-30cm.
Flower size less than a cm white
Growing in dry paddy fields
on 19 March 2011.
Most of the flowering was over though we could capture some flowers.

– Yes Cressa cretica the close-up is really awesome

KRESS-a — from the Greek Kressa, a reference to a Cretan woman
KRET-ee-kuh — of or from Crete
 
 
commonly known as: littoral bind weed, rosin cress • Hindi: रुद्रवंती rudravanti • Kannada: ಮುಳ್ಳುಮದ್ದುಗಿಡ mullumaddugida • Konkani: चवल chaval • Malayalam: അഴുകണ്ണി azhukanni • Marathi: लोण lona, रुद्रवंती rudravanti • Sanskrit: रुद्रवन्ति rudravanti • Tamil: உப்புசணக uppucanaka • Telugu: ఉప్పుగడ్డి uppugaddi, ఉప్పుసెనగ uppusenaga
Native to: Mediterranean region, India, Australia
References: Flowers of IndiaIMPGCAlukaFurther Flowers of Sahyadri by Shrikant Ingalhalikar
more views: May 25, 20Nov 16, 2008 … at Vaghbil, Thane, Maharashtra
Nov 16, 2008 … at Vaghbil, Thane, Maharashtra
 Jan 14, 2011 … at Vaghbil, Thane, Maharashtra … more views at flickr.


Please review the Tamil name for this plant. The name uppucanaka/uppusanaka may be a Telugu name.
Tamil name for Cressa cretica is உப்பு மரிக்கொழுந்து ‘Uppu marikkozhundhu’
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3249916/ 


This is relatively a rare occurrance plant in haryana


…, you have only to go to the right place: dry sandy saline habitat around ponds, lakes or rivers.


Yes you may see good flowering in late March-April.


many many thanks for validating the name, too.
(But ENVIS – FRLHT does have the name uppucanaka listed in Tamil, perhaps used by people sharing AP – TN border).
Have revised my notes at flickr.



Convolvulaceae Week :: Cressa cretica Phansad Mah.: Cressa cretica
Cressa
is one more genus which has 2 styles along with Evolvulus Bonamia and Volulopsis
A small herb often found growing in dry rice farms in Konkan.
Similar to Evolvulus……….
It is not a climber or twiner.
Styles 2 free
Corolla entire infundibuliform.
Petals imbricate(Contorted in Evolvulus)
Stamens exserted(Included in Evolvulus)
Stigmas 2 (4 in Evolvulus)

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Cressa cretica:  

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Cressa cretica, from Alibag


 

 

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Convolvulaceae Week: Cressa cretica from DelhiCressa cretica Linn., Sp. Pl. 223. 1753  

A small herb woody at base, branched in upper part; leaves sessile, closely set, 3-8 mm long,; ovate-lanceolate, pubescent; flowers small in clusters at tips of branches; calyx 3-4 mm long; corolla 5-6 mm long, lobes as long as tube; stamens exserted; ovary 2-celled; fruit ovoid, 3-4 mm long with single seed.

Photographed from Delhi growing in wastelands on dry soil in salty areas mostly along banks of rivers and lakes.


I can see the exerted stamens. 2 stigmas and divided corolla.

 

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Small Herb for ID : Oman : 291212 : AK-1: A small herb growing wild found near a water body on 12/10/2012.

Tiny white flowers.
Could not get closer as there was a fence around the lake and the plant was on the other side.
Kindly note, water in the lake is sea water and not fresh water.


I think . It may Cressa (cretica???)


Yes it does look like Cresa cretica.


I didn’t know this would get identified so quickly.


 

 

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efloraofindia: For ID 271112SP24 : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1).
Please help me to identify this flower.
Location – Badalapur
Date: september 13
habitat : Wild


Flowers look like Cresa cretica.


Yes, Surely it is Cressa cretica 


  

Fwd: Plant details needed : 1 post by 1 author.

I need help in obtaining a plant as below.
Name Of the pant : Cressa Cretica.
Common name: Rudravanti.
More details :
It is required for a person known to me who is doing study on its medecinal properties.
Residing in Karnataka, Mudhol area.
Can you help me find the locality in karnataka where these plants can be obtained ?
I am residing in Mangalore


Thanks, … You can check observations at efi page at Cressa cretica
From these you can try. I hope this is of some use.


  

 
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