Suaeda nudiflora   (Willd.) Moq.  (Plant)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order:Caryophyllales
Family:Chenopodiaceae

Description
Perennial under shrub, diffusely branched. Stem woody, diffusely yellowish, often reddish in color. Leaves linear-ovate falling off early, fleshy, terete, base acute, apex sub acute, reddish black on drying. Flower globose, clustered in terminal spikes, bisexual in the axils of reduced leaves. Bracteole ovate, acute, pectinate. Fruit reddish; seed shining, black.

Flowering and fruiting: November-January (West Bengal, Orissa), July-September (Andhra Pradesh).


Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Giria Saga
• Elakura
• Unt Morad
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine
Trophic Level:  Producer

Biogeography


• West Bengal INDIA
• Orissa INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA
• Gujarat, Purna Estuary (Lat: 20.88) (Long: 72.73) INDIA (Record: 2006-2008)
• Gujarat, Purna Estuary (Lat: 21.01) (Long: 72.91) INDIA (Record: 2006-2008)
• Pondicherry, Pondicherry mangrove (Lat: 11.76) (Long: 79.82) INDIA (Record: 01/2002-12/2003)
• Pondicherry, Pondicherry mangrove (Lat: 11.89) (Long: 79.8) INDIA (Record: 01/2002-12/2003)
• West Bengal, Sundarban Mangrove Forest INDIA
• Orissa, Subarnarekha Mangrove Forest INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Godavari and Krishna Delta INDIA
• Orissa, False Point INDIA
• Gujarat, Little Rann of Kachchh INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rajendra N and Sanjeevi SB (2004) Flowering plants and fern in mangrove ecosystems of India: An identification manual ENVIS centre, Annamalai University, Parangipettai, Tamil Nadu, India. 110 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) Available at - http://www.itis.gov.
  • (2002) MangroveIndia Available at - http://www.mangroveindia.org
  • Bhatt, S; Shah, DG and Desai, N (2009) The mangrove diversity of Purna estuary, south Gujarat, India Tropical Ecology International Association for Ecology, Cambridge University Press. 50(2) 287-293 Available at - www.tropecol.com/pdf/open/PDF_50_2/J-09.pdf
  • Saravanan, KR; Ilangovan, K and Khan, AB (2008) Floristic and macro faunal diversity of Pondicherry mangroves, South India Tropical Ecology International Association for Ecology, Cambridge University Press 49(1) 91-94 Available at - www.tropecol.com/pdf/open/PDF_49_1/11%20Saravanan.pdf
  • Mandal, RN and Naskar, KR (2008) Diversity and classification of Indian mangroves: a review Tropical Ecology International Society for Tropical Ecology 49(2) 131-146 Available at - http://www.tropecol.com/pdf/open/PDF_49_2/05%20Mandal.pdf
  • Banerjee, LK and Roa, TA (2001) Flora of the Mahanadi Delta, Orissa Botanical Survey of India 1-307 Available at - NIO,Goa
  • Stanley, OD (2004) Wetland ecosystems and coastal habitat diversity in Gujarat, India Journal of Coastal Development Diponegoro University & Indonesian Association of Oceanologists 7(2) 49-64 Available at - eprints.undip.ac.id/151/1/Wetland_ecosystem_and_coastal_habitat_diversity_in_gujarat_india.pdf

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