Sphenoclea zeylanica Gaertn. (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)















Flora of Peninsular India with keys at species links, if any:

Sphenoclea zeylanica Gaertn. (Trop. Africa, Asia and America)

Sphenoclea zeylanica Gaertn. (200-600 m; Tropical Africa, C. Asia, Tropical Himalaya, India, Ceylon, Burma, east to China and Taiwan, Malaysia)

Species with description & keys in Flora of China (Distribution other than China):
Sphenoclea zeylanica Gaertner [Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam; NE and tropical Africa, SW Asia, Madagascar; introduced in New World tropics].

Species, genera & family pages of‎‎‎ Sphenocleaceae are now with comparative images. On clicking the link of species, one can check the complete details. Genus pages generally give details of most of the species found in India.

May I request you to pl. go through & point out mistakes, if any. I hope this will aid in identifications in future. If anybody can send images of other species of this family (for incorporation in the website), if any, or can identify unidentified/ wrongly identified images, it will be really nice.


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