BSI Flora of India with details & keys (Volume 3- 1993) (Distribution):

Bergia aestivosa Wight & Arn. (lndia: Punjab West Bengal, Tripura, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu; Pakistan, Iraq and Indonesia (Java))
Bergia ammannioides Roxb. (India: Grows mainly in tropical and subtropical regions in muddy areas, seasonally inundated fallow fields and decicated paddy fields, sometimes along road side ponds, river beds and in waste marshy lands. Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Tripura, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala; Tropical Asia from Iran to S. China, Philippines, Australia and Tropical Africa)
Bergia capensis L. (India: Generally abundant in fallow and paddy fields, along the banks of canals, ponds, lakes and in humid pastures. Bihar, West Bengal, Tripura, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu; Pantropical) 
Bergia polyantha Sonder (India: Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan; Africa and Australia)
Bergia suffruticosa (Delile) Fenzl (India: Punjab, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Karnataka; Pakistan, Iran, Arabia, Egypt, Sudan, Senegal, Mauritiana and Kenya) 


Binomial Habit Notes References Distribution
Erect Herb Marsh Localities Flora of Tamil
Nadu, VOL. I, 1983; Matthew, 1983
All districts
Bergia capensis L. Herb Rice
fields & Marsh Localities
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983; Matthew, 1983
Cuddalore, Dindigul, Kancheepuram, Madurai, Salem, Thanjavur,
Thiruvallur,  Tiruchchirappalli,
Tiruvannamalai , Viluppuram


  • Bergia aestivosa Wight & Arnott
    (W. Pakistan, India)

  • Bergia ammannioides Roth
    (Uzbeck SSR, Arabia, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, W. Pakistan, India, Ceylon, Thailand, Vietnam, Southern China, Malaysia, Philippines, Australia, Kenya, Tanganyika, West Africa, Sudan, Mozambique, Zambia, Rhodesia and S.W. Africa (Verde. l.c.))

  • Bergia suffruticosa (Delile) Fenzl. (W. Pakistan, Western India, Iran, Arabia, Egypt, Sudan, Senegal, Mauritiana, Kenya)

    Bergia ammannioides Roxb. (Africa to Australia)

    Bergia ammannioides Roxburgh ex Roth [Laos, Indonesia, Nepal, Tajikistan, Thailand, Vietnam, and probably elsewhere in tropical Asia; tropical Africa, Australia].
    Bergia capensis Linnaeus [India, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Thailand; Africa, SW Asia (Iran), Europe; introduced in tropical America].

    An Excursion Flora of Central Tamilnadu, India By K. M. Matthew (1995)- Details with Keys
    Flora of Madhya Pradesh: Chhatarpur and Damoh By G. P. Roy, B. K. Shukla, Bhaskar Datt (1990)- Details with Keys

    Bergia : 1 post by 1 author.

    I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Bergia

    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 databases/ books.

    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.

    Any comments are welcome

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