Hydrophylax maritima L.f., Suppl. Pl. 126 1782. (Syn: Diodia orientalis J.König ex Roxb.; Sarissus anceps Gaertn.);
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hy-droh-FY-laks — Greek: hydro (water); phylakos (watcher, guard)Dave’s Botanary
muh-RIT-tim-muh or mar-ih-TEE-muh — of or from the seaDave’s Botanary
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[EfloraofIndia_170112PD01_sesuvium portulacastrum_Flora of Odisha]: 13 images.

please find one of the soil binder which help to build sand dunes to protect the soil erosion (first line defense against the storm and sea water intrusion to the agricultural fields of the villagers) followed by casuarina (second line defense) and mangroves (Third line defense). This will be a series of those plants that recently visited to check how safe the coasts are in Astaranga of Puri district of Odisha. This is the first posting of the series. Due to heavy load of field work i am not getting time to share the plants from my region. I wl try my best to highlight the ecological importance of some of these plants through my photography.

Name of the species: sesuvium portulacastrum
Family:Aizoaceae
Habit: Herb
Habitat: wild, in sea coast between casuarina and sea beachs

Importance: medicinal uses and soil binders (help in Sand dune formation).


Nice set of pics …
When I do field work, I usually carry a small A4 size blackboard with a strip of graph paper pasted on one side for scale. My friend … used a velvet cloth which she used to spread on ground and put the dissected parts on the cloth to take pics. Velvet cloth doesnt shine with flash But she never used flash saying that it changes the
original colour. I remember we both used to spend hours with on our respective black things and at that time we both used film roll camera!! One roll for not more than 3 species was our logic and at the end we had thousands of pics, many of which were drastically bad. When I came to Dehradun after finishing my field work, I had a trunk of albums which i burnt during last Holi :).
Using hand in your pics make it more HANDY pic :).
Hope you understood what I meant.


… I like the way you take photographs of different species.
Another good one from you. The ecological importance written in the post is also worth.
Thanks for sharing. Keep up the work you are doing.


Quite a detailed photography


Sesuvium portulacastrum ?

I have doubt about this.


thanks a lot in pointing out the difference in Sesuvium portulacastrum and the species uploaded here. Since i was in field i cud not respond to the group. After rechecking the specimen, it appears Hydrophylax maritima of Rubiaceae
Succulent herb with creeping stems. Leaves fleshy, obovate, ovate or ovate-oblong.Fls. lilac. Fruit oblong-ovoid, crowned with enlarged calyx lobes.
please find the reference document attached bellow.
Illustrated Garden


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[EfloraofIndia_Rubiaceae week_130212PD01_Hydrophylax maritima_Flora of Odisha]: (9 pictures as attachments) as per … request i am uploading this species again which was posted by me earlier.

Hydrophylax maritima
Habit: Herb
Habitat: Coastal sea bed
Place of collection: Devi river mouth, Astaranga, East coast, Odisha

Descriotion: Succulent herb with creeping stems. Leaves fleshy, obovate, ovate or ovate-oblong.Fls. lilac. Fruit oblong-ovoid, crowned with enlarged calyx lobes.


Nice upload … I liked the photograph showing Habitat. It gives clear picture about the Habitat.


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Chilika islands  

Date: January 13, 2019 … Altitude: about sea level
Hydrophylax maritima L.f. … … family: Rubiaceae

Thank you so much … for sharing:

I have done great thing today because of this; am collected this plant from Kalingapatnam beach, Srikakulam district in vegetative condition therefore wrongly identified to Peplidium maritimum.

today am realize by this presentation .


Does this plant by any chance been given a name by locals in Andhra or Telangana?

I was not able to find any.


I have no idea. It is found in our area also.


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Flowers of India Discussions at efloraofindia more views in flickr more views on Google Earth
hy-droh-FY-laks — Greek: hydro (water); phylakos (watcher, guard)Dave’s Botanary
muh-RIT-tim-muh or mar-ih-TEE-muh — of or from the seaDave’s Botanary
commonly known as: East Indian water-bluetGujarati: દરિયાઈ શંખલો dariyai shankhaloKachchhi: લસીઆર lasiaar
botanical names: Hydrophylax maritima L.f. … synonyms: Diodia orientalis J.Koenig ex Roxb. • Sarissus anceps Gaertn. … The Plants List (2013). Version 1.1.
January 13, 2019 … Chilika lake


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Sending once again for i.d., A succulent from Golden Beach, Puri.


Could it be Sea Purslane (Sesuvium portulacastrum), commonly found on sea-shores- Flowers of India
Check out other images on the web.
(just got a thought from … s reply against … mail today)


It is not a Sesuvium. It is more likely a Mesembrianthemum, as … suggested.


Hydrophylax maritima, Rubiaceae member,


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