Sagittaria montevidensis Cham. & Schltdl. (images by Surajit Koley)



(Images by Surajit Koley)




(Images by Prasad Dash (Inserted by J.M.Garg))



Binomial Habit Notes References Distribution
H.B.K. subsp. lappula (D Don) Bogin
Aquatic Herb Plains, Marsh
Localities / Fields
Flora of Tamil
Nadu, VOL. III, 1989
Nilgiri, Tiruvannamalai, Viluppuram
Sagittaria sagittifolia L. (No distribution in India as per Catalogue of Life) Aquatic
Ghats, High Altitude, Marsh Localities
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. III, 1989



Species with description & pictures in Flowers of India as on 15.11.14: 

Botanical name Synonyms Family Common name
Sagittaria montevidensis Alismataceae Aztec Arrowhead
Sagittaria sagittifolia (No distribution in India as per Catalogue of Life) Sagittaria aquatica Alismataceae Arrowhead

Sagittaria guayanensis ssp. lappula (D. Don) Bogin (Tropical Africa and tropical and subtropical Asia)

Sagittaria trifolia Linn. (Widespread from Iraq through Iran and West Pakistan eastwards to China, Malaysia and Japan; introduced and adventive in Australia, Hawaii, Fiji, Philippines, Borneo and Java)

Sagittaria guyanensis subsp. lappula (D. Don) Bogin (Tropical Himalaya, India, S. China, Taiwan, Malaysia)
Sagittaria montevidensis Cham. & Schltdl. (No distribution given)
Sagittaria trifolia L. (Temperate & subtropical regions of N. Hemisphere)

Sagittaria guayanensis Kunth subsp. lappula (D. Don) Bog [Afghanistan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand,
Vietnam; Africa].

Sagittaria trifolia subsp. trifolia [Afghanistan, India, Indonesia (Borneo, Java), Japan (including Ryukyu Islands), Kazakhstan, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Tajikistan, Thailand, Uzbekistan, Vietnam; SW Asia, Europe].

Flora of Medak District, Andhra Pradesh, India By T. Pullaiah, Chintala Prabhakar, B. Ravi Prasad Rao (1998)- Details-
Sagittaria guayanensis subsp. lappula

Floriculture in India By Gurcharan Singh Randhawa, Amitabha Mukhopadhyay (1983)- Details-
Sagittaria sagittifolia (No distribution in India as per Catalogue of Life)

Sagittaria ‎(Alismataceae) : 1 post by 1 author.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Sagittaria (Pl. click).

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

If someone can provide complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.
Any comments/ corrections are welcome.


Pl. go through Sagittaria page with images of species in efloraofindia (done by Surajit ji & me).

If you find any mis-identification, pl. let us know.
If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), it will be really nice. Also, if anybody is interested to take up the activity of inserting images on efloraofindia pages from efloraofindia posts, pl. let us know.