Hygrophila phlomoides Nees, N. Wallich, Pl. asiat. rar. 3:80. 1832;

by Karuna Kanta Das, Identified/  Validated by Surajit Koley & Subir K. Ghosh (Inserted
by J.M.Garg)



Hygrophila sp. from Assam :  Attachments (8). 8 posts by 3 authors.

Attached images may be Hygrophila sp.. Please ID the plant.  
Date :24.11.2013
Location: Kamrup district, Assam
Family : Acanthaceae
Genus & species : Hygrophila sp.
Habitat: Grows wild on wet places
Habit : Herb     

Hygrophila species so far in efi 

It is a Hygrophila sp allright

This species might be Hygrophila phlomoides Nees, as per key in Bengal Plants and Botany of Bihar & Orissa.

This appears different from ID requested DS_FORID_WEED2.0_16022012: earlier identified as Hygrophila phlomoides

Following may be of some help:
I think it is H. phlomoides.

Thanks, …,
Than what is the plant in this thread: ID requested DS_FORID_WEED2.0_16022012: earlier identified as Hygrophila phlomoides



Fwd: [efloraofindia:190392] Herb ID from Bangladesh SM054 (2) : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3).
This attached plant similar with previous pictures but it is also without thorn and leaf structure is different than previous posted pictures 

This set likely to be Hygrophila phlomoides Nees. Please note, H. p. var. roxburghii is distributed in Sunderbans.

efi page on Hygrophila phlomoides  

There is one Hygrophila phlomoides Nees var. roxburghii C. B. Clarke. in FoC and in TPL, and the difference/ key can be found in http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=2&taxon_id=116043#KEY-1-5.

But, Sir Prain (also FBI) connects H. p. roxburghii with Ruellia obovata Roxb., not with Ruellia erecta Burm. f. as in FoC.
The KEY in BP –
i) stem erect; leaves elliptic or oblong, subsessile = phlomoides
ii) stem procumbent or geniculate; leaves obovate, shortly petioled = var. roxburghii
Both can be found Chittagong and var. roxburghii in Sundarban.
Assuming leaves are oblong in this plant I think it should be H. p. only.



Attached images are Hygrophila phlomoides Nees from Assam.

IDENTITY 64 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
Attaching few images of a roadside plant. prefers receding water body. flowers are visited by bee/butterfly.

Identity please.

Hygrophila phlomoides of Acanthaceae 

that makes it Kulekhara

2nd image may not be of Hygrophila phlomoides 

These are same plants.

I had a question, since I saw this post, and I perused Hygrophila in EFI. 

Still a bit unclear ….. What is the telltale difference between H. phlomidis and H. ringens
Somewhere I read H. phlomidis has hairy leaves, H. ringens has not. (I think Flora of China) . 
Here in Surat I have H. auriculata, recently I saw, I think H. polysperma, and H. ringens/ phlomidis in need of being sorted out !!

Yes, …, Keys are available at Flora of China