Hygrophila balsamica Raf., Fl. Tellur. 4: 66 1838. ;
Identification of Plant specimen : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)
Pl help me to identify the attached specimen:
Place: Puzhal, Chennai Suburb, Tamilnadu
Found near the water body. Semi-erect and spreading.
May be Hygrophila sp.
Hygrophila species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available on net)
BSI lists the species and their distribution.
But, couldn’t find KEY there.
Details of bracts & bracteoles, calyx, flower-leaf-etc size needed to for accurate identification.
It is not clear that if leaves have petioles.
This is most probably Hygrophila balsamica (L.f.) Raf. [Cardanthera balsamica (L.f.) Benth.] –
The specimen under reference match with Hygrophila balsamica as suggested.
Idebtification of Hygrophila sp. : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (6)
Pl. help me in identifying the attached specimen of Hygrophila sp.
Place: Puzhal, Chennai
Herb of 1/2- 3/4 ft. high, lowers leaves very much toothed. Flowers 4-6 on the nodes. Bracts foliaceous. Anthers appears to be 2.
Images of Hygrophila species in efi so far
Is this not H. balsamica, or Cardanthera balsamica shown also on FOI site ?
Lower leaves of plants under water in marshy area become toothed.
Yes to Hygrophila balsamica. An aromatic plant found in marshy habitats.
The Plant List Ver.1.1 (Unresolved) IUCN Red List (LC) Kerala Plants aquatic plant central