Hydrolea zeylanica (L.) Vahl, Symb. Bot. 2: 46 1791. (syn. Beloanthera oppositifolia Hassk.; Hydrolea arayatensis Blanco; Hydrolea ceilonica F.Muell. (Unresolved); Hydrolea inermis Lour.; Hydrolea javanica Blume; Hydrolea zeylanica var. ciliata Choisy; Nama zeylanica L.; Nama zeylanicum L. (Unresolved); Steris aquatica Burm. f.; Steris javana L.; Steris javanica L.);
Ceylon Hydrolea • Hindi: Koliary • Manipuri: চৰাং Charang • Marathi: पोपटी Popti, केरिती Keriti • Tamil: Vellel • Malayalam: ചെരുവല്ലെല Cheruvallel • Bengali: Isa-langulia, Kasschra • Konkani: केरित Kerit;
Perennial semi-aquatic, pubescent, prostrate or diffuse herbs to 15-30cm tall. Stems rooting from lower nodes. Leaves alternate; lamina simple, elliptic-oblong 2-6 × 1-2cm, base and apex acute, margin entire, glabrous. Flowers 0.8-1cm across, 5-merous, deep blue, solitary, axillary or terminal cymes; pedicel 1-3 mm, elongating after anthesis. Calyx lobes lanceolate, 4-8 mm long, glandular, pubescent; persistent. Corolla rotate, deep blue, lobes 3-5 mm long, tube white. Stamens 5, inserted at base of corolla tube, filaments dilated at base; anthers 4-lobed, basifixed. Ovary globose, 2-locular, ovules numerous; styles 2, stigma capitate. Capsule ovoid, 3-4mm across, seeds many.
A small herb growing in paddyfeilds
At Alibag, Maharashtra
Some More pics
I think this could be Hydrolea zeylanica.
You are very right … Reported from Delhi along rice fields, but collected only once by J K Maheshwari.
Sir this is the only member reported from Haryana from family HYDROPHYLLACEAE Hydrolea zeylanica (L.) Vahl
Yes from Delhi also
Marathi name: Popti
beautiful flowers. Just wondering why the Marathi name as Popti??
here are mine
[EfloraofIndia_311212PD01_Hydrolea zeylanica_Flora of Odisha]:
sharing the last image of this year among the groups. Hydrolea zeylanica from Ranpur
Name: Hydrolea zeylanica
Place of collection: nay…agarh, odisha
In treatment of Calotropis poisoning Malaxis+Hydrolea based formulations are used.
Virus infected Doob (Cynodon) is used for liver related diseases. In case of its overdose, Hydrolea based formulations are used.
In treatment of Azoospermism, Hydrolea root based formulations are used.
(Source: CGBD Database)
Species : Hydrolea zeylanica (L.) Vahl
H & H : wild herb of about 1.5 feet
Date : 22/11/12, 11.12 a.m.
Place : Hooghly
Nice photographs ! These are mine. This generally grow on the banks of streams.
Thank you once again … , i found your post at – https://groups.google.com/d/topic/indiantreepix/IA and took help for ID.
Photo from Buxa Tiger Reserve for Id:
Please upload if you have any picture of leaves and habit of the plant.
Yes, I agree with … Further information will be helpful in reaching ID.
Yes I agree there should be more views of habit and leaves, even if I have to guess I would say, Hydrolea zeylanica.
I too think that the guesses made by … and … is a possible id.
Expecting more information and/or pictures for confirmation
I think the ID is correct.
sharing picture of beauutiful herb Hydrolea zeylanica
found on moist soil at Sawantwadi Sindhudurg
Very nice capture … This is an edible leafy vegetable in most part of Odisha.
Thanks all for appreciation, yeah these are very beauutiful flowers,
Thanks … for sharing this tiny beauty. I have added this to Flora Picture 2012
Unlike my earlier upload it is prostrate herb, found in a paddy-field.
Species : Hydrolea zeylanica (L.) Vahl
Bnegali Name : KANKHRA (কাঁখরা) / KANKRA-EESH-LANGULA (কাঁকড়া-ঈষ-লাঙ্গুলা) / ISHA-LANGULIA (ইশা-লাঙ্গুলিয়া)
H & H : prostrate herb in a paddy field
Date : 6/1/13
Place : Hooghly
ID Help :
weed for ID 25072013 CS 2 : Attachments (3). 4 posts by 3 authors.
This weed with spreading habit was seen at Patna. I have tentatively identified it as Hydrolea zeylanica.
Please confirm ID
Nice pics … right id too..
7th December 2014
I think you are right, …
Nice set of pics…I think yr ID is corrrect, Looks like Hydrolea zeylanica only..
Hydrolea zeylanica (L.) Vahl 15Feb SN 16 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Thanks …, I have never seen the dissected leaves till now..
Hydrolea zeylanica (L.) Vahl from Assam KD 01 April 2015 : 2 posts by 1 author. Attachments (5)
Attached images are Hydrolea zeylanica (L.) Vahl.
Family : Hydroleaceae
Genus & species : Hydrolea zeylanica (L.) Vahl
Habitat: Grows wild on paddy field
PLANT FOR IDENTIFICATION -50 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Is it Hydrolea zeylanica (syn. Ceylon hydrolea)?
Same one from Phansad WLS Maharashtra. Attachments (1)
Here is link for Hydorolea zeylanica, but very little general information:
Hydrolea zeylanica : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
Flowers of Hydrolea zeylanica
Thanks for showing these wonderful flowers from a small family Hydrophyllaceae considered as sub family of Boraginaceae. In fact I think only this lone member has been reported from this family in Maharashtra. Found in aquatic or semiaquatic regions in Konkan and other places in rice fields and near margins of tanks. 5 Bright blue coloured petals with filaments of same colour and strikingly white anthers stand out prominently.
highly appreciable pics … and good additional informations by … .. To add to the much fascinating characters of this plant.. there are two styles diverging out in two directions.. and the stigma being bright red- the whole style & stigma together resemble the antennae of an imaginary aliens..
Flora Picture of the Year 2014 – Shrikant Ingalhalikar : 11 posts by 11 authors. Attachments (1)
The mobile phone revolution is perpetual. It has made many a things redundant. Be it a pen, paper, calender, diary, radio, music-video player, computer, torch, map, GPS or a watch. Many more will submit themselves in the new year.
Last few years I wondered at the junk of my film cameras, now I am afraid my mobile phone has made my DSLR cameras redundant too. As a prejudice I struck rare plants only when I did not or forgot to carry my cameras. Now I forget them by default because my inseparable mobile phone always clings to my heart from my pocket. Now when I get something exciting I am not disappointed or I do not rush home to get the camera.
These are tiny flowers of Hydrolea 7 mm size, shot hand held in full frame and unedited though the phone offers all instant tools to edit.
Let us see what 2015 has to offer.
Beautiful picture, …! Agreeing with you about the versatility of smartphones. They may also soon (if not already) make libraries and herbaria things of past.
Thanks … Last year when I was thinking of choosing my next smartphone, I finally chose Sony xperia z1 primarily for its 20.3 MP camera, and I am happy that it enables me to capture images and video at social functions, I even take most of pictures of plants with this smartphone. Really great innovation, you have not to be specially equipped to click a photo, your mobile is always with you.
Thanks, … for showing us the future.
Yes …, Mobile is really coming very handy.. Nice photograph, good clarity..
Agreed … The cellphone camera are already giving good results; add-on miniature gadgets for macro, zoom have also arrived. And yet better results would be shown with newer technologies !! Nice clear picture.
Submission of Hydrolea zeylanica : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2)
Plant name: Hydrolea zeylanica (L.) J.Vahl, Symb. Bot. 2: 46. 1791.
Ver.names: Ceylone hydrolea (Eng.), Nela nakshatraalu (Tel.)
Description: Perennial semi-aquatic, pubescent, prostrate or diffuse herbs to 15-30cm tall. Stems rooting from lower nodes. Leaves alternate; lamina simple, elliptic-oblong 2-6 × 1-2cm, base and apex acute, margin entire, glabrous. Flowers 0.8-1cm across, 5-merous, deep blue, solitary, axillary or terminal cymes; pedicel 1-3 mm, elongating after anthesis. Calyx lobes lanceolate, 4-8 mm long, glandular, pubescent; persistent. Corolla rotate, deep blue, lobes 3-5 mm long, tube white. Stamens 5, inserted at base of corolla tube, filaments dilated at base; anthers 4-lobed, basifixed. Ovary globose, 2-locular, ovules numerous; styles 2, stigma capitate. Capsule ovoid, 3-4mm across, seeds many.
Habitat & location: Rare. Found in moist areas.
Hydrolea zeylanica for validation: 2 high res. images.
Yes, appears close to images at