Hygrophila difformis (L. f.) Blume, Bijdr. 804 1826.;

Bangladesh; Bhutan; India; Nepal; also cultivated (as per GRIN);


Hygrophila difformis is known from India, Mayanmar, Bangladesh and Nepal.  In India it is reported from Kerala, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal (Cook 1996).

It is perennial or annual. Usually found in shallow water where it may be bottom-rooted or straggling over the surface (Cook 1996).
It is a popular aquarium plant.
Citation: Anitha, K. 2013. Hygrophila difformis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T177334A7416126. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2011-1.RLTS.T177334A7416126.en. Downloaded on 12 December 2015.


Images by Sourav Mahmud, Identified/  Validated by Sangita Das Chowdhury (Dey) & Surajit Koley (Inserted by J.M.Garg)


Fwd: [efloraofindia:185371] Fwd: Plants Id from Bangladesh SM1 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1).

All Please id the attached plant picture.

2482: Herb, Flowering: March, Plain wet Place

Hygrophila difformis Blume (Acanthaceae)

might be Hygrophila difformis (L. f.) Blume, please check the link




Fwd: [efloraofindia:212721] Acanthaceae ID from Bangladesh SM 191- 3 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)

Hygrophila difformis (L. f.) Blume.




Acanthaceae Id from Bangladesh_SM_1400 : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)

Flowering: January
Habitat: Agriculture land 
Habit: Herb

Pl. check


Hygrophila difformis

Yes, I also feel close to images at Hygrophila difformis (L. f.) Blume


ID requested DS_FORID_WEED2.0_16022012: requesting for ID for another weed.

Date – FEB 5, 2012
Location- West Bengal -Howrah District
Wayside by a Lake
Habitat- Weed

looks like Acanthaceae member. May be Justicia……….

Hygrophila phlomoides

Different from Hygrophila phlomoides as identified in this thread: Hygrophila sp. from Assam

Following may be of some help:
Hygrophila difformis (L.f.) Blume ??