Polycarpaea corymbosa   (L.) Lamk.,  1797 (Plant)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Equisetopsida

Size: 10-40 cm tall

Erect annual herbs, stems much-branched, pubescent. Leaves opposite or in whorls, linear, glabrous, acuminate at apex, sessile; stipules 3-4 mm long. Flowers 5-7 mm long, silvery brown, in terminal branched cymes. Capsules 1-1.2 mm across, elliptic, brown. seeds 6, reniform

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Oldman's Cap (English)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Karnataka INDIA
• Orissa, Paradeep INDIA
• Orissa, Chandbali INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Banerjee, LK; Rao, TA; Sastry, ARK and D, Ghosh (2002) Diversity of coastal plant communities in India Director, ENVIS-EMCB-Botanical Survey 524 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Rao, AT and Sherieff, AN (2002) Coastal ecosystems of the Karnataka state, India Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) Available at - http://www.itis.gov.
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Banerjee, LK and Roa, TA (2001) Flora of the Mahanadi Delta, Orissa Botanical Survey of India 1-307 Available at - NIO,Goa

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