Sphenoclea zeylanica Gaertn., Fruct. Sem. Pl. 1: 113 1788. (Syn: Gaertnera pangati Retz.; Gaertnera pongatii Retz.; Pongatium indicum Lam.; Pongatium spongiosum Blanco; Pongatium zeylanicum Kuntze; Rapinia herbacea Lour.; Reichelia palustris Blanco; Schrebera pongati DC.; Sphenoclea pongatium A.DC.);
Native to: Afghanistan, Andaman Is., Bangladesh, Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, China South-Central, China Southeast, Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Hainan, India, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jawa, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesser Sunda Is., Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Pakistan, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Is., Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Swaziland, Tadzhikistan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe; Introduced into: Alabama, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela as per POWO;
Common name: Goose Weed, Chickenspike
ID : Aquatic species from Deepor Beel (Guwahati):
Please ID for this attached images.
Location: Deepor Beel (Guwahati)[Dist- Kamrup(Metro)]
Habitat: Grows on mud (Aquatic)
Leaf : Simple, alternate, lanceolate.
Inflorescene : Spike
Flower : Small, sessil, white
Fruits :not seen
Looks like Sphenoclea zeylanica.. common in rice fields here..
This is Sphenoclea zeylanica of Sphenocleaceae
Flora from cuttack 24072013 CS 2 : Attachments (1). 3 posts by 3 authors.
Is this Sphenoclea zeylanica
common name: Goose weed
Yes … ur ID is correct
Sphenoclea zeylanica Gaertn SN Mar 17 : Attachments (1). 2 posts by 2 authors.
Thanks … for your post..
Hooghly : Sphenoclea zeylanica Gaertn. : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4).
Thanks … for sharing nice pics… this weed will start emerging out in rice field margins in our area (Panipat) in few days from now..
Yes, Sir, I also found it in a rice-field, last year.
identification of a plant : 2 posts by 1 author. Attachments (2).
please help me to identify this plant which have been collected from a paddy field.
It is Sphenoclea zeylanica
ID12092015PHK 2 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Sphenoclea zeylanica (Campanulaceae).
Fwd: Polygonaceae for id? Assam 15.1.18 : 8 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)- 4 MB.
Cannot see the ocreate stipule. Doesn’t look like a Polygonaceae member to me.
Does not look like Polygonaceae. But not familiar with the spp.
Attachments (1) – 4 MB.
Sphenocloa zeylanica. Identified by …
sphenoclea zeylanica (earlier campanulaceae but later treated under sphenocleaceae)
Plant 001, Agra, U.P : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)
Need ID of plant from Agra, U.P
Growing near seasonal pond on rocky out crop of Agra.
Sphenoclea zeylanica, Sphaenocleaceae.
Swamy/2023/105 – Sphenoclea zeylanica: 8 images.
Yes, appears so as per images at