Vahlia digyna (Retz.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 1: 227 227 1891. (syn: Bistella digyna (Retz.) Bullock (Unresolved); Cyrilla viscosa K.D.Koenig ex Wight & Arn.; Haloragis jerosoides H. Perrier; Oldenlandia decumbens Spreng.Russelia viscosa Roxb. ex Wight & Arn. (Unresolved); Vahlia menyharthii Schinz; Vahlia ramosissima DC.; Vahlia sessiliflora DC.; Vahlia viscosa Roxb.);
Egypt to Dry Tropical Africa, Madagascar, Iraq to Arabian Peninsula, Pakistan to India: Botswana, Burkina, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Guinea-Bissau, India, Iraq, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe as per POWO;



small herb for id : Attachments (3).  10 posts by 6 authors.

I saw this small herb in a fallow field yesterday (22.12.13) in Thane dist, near Tungareshwar WLS.
It has a look of Rotala, same kind of size, but yellow flowers, terete stem, hairy.
Please help to identify.

Vahlia digyna (Retz.) Kuntze (= V. viscosa Roxb.), (= Bistella digyna (Retz.) Bullock); Fam: Vahliaceae. It is often confused with Oldenlandia. It belongs to polyptalous family

Many thanks, that seems to be the correct id.
Are you aware of its distribution in India? I have never come across it before.

This is available in moist places, falow paddy fields. It is reported in flora of Tamil nadu

yes, seen in sandy riverbeds too

…, I wonder if it is Vahlia. Can you pls check if it is Aizoon canariensis of Aizoaceae?

I think that’s unlikely since 1) Aizoon is a prostrate or diffuse plant 2) it is a dry area plant.
My herb is growing in a monsoon waterlogged area. It is not prostrate at all.


Please identify this marshy area plant : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1) – 1 mb.
This plan was collected from Kuchchh district of Gujarat from marshy area.

Vahlia digyna perhaps

Saxifragaceae member vahalia.

Thanks, …, for the id.
I think matches with images at Vahlia digyna


Vahlia digyna in FOI : 2 posts by 2 authors.
Correct the family of Vahlia digyna in FOI to Vahliaceae from Saxifragaceae.

Thanks, corrected.