Ammannia baccifera   L.  (Plant)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order:Myrtales
Family:Lythraceae

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Description
Size: 6.5-32 cm tall plant.

Rarely suffruticose. Leaves horizontal or drooping, obovate, obovate-lanceolate or ovate-oblong, acute or obtusish, base usually attenuate, sometimes cuneate or rounded, 1-47 mm long, 0.5-9 mm broad. Cymes ± sessile, glomerular. Flowers sessile or subsessile. Hypanthium 1-1.75 mm long, 1.5-2.5 mm broad. Epicalyx obscure. Petals absent. Style c. 0-0.25 (-0.5) mm. Capsule slightly exceeding the hypanthium, 1.25-1.5(-2) mm in diameter.

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Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh INDIA
• Orissa INDIA
• West Bengal INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rodrigues, RS; Mascarenhas, A; Jagtap, TG (2011) An evaluation of flora from coastal sand dunes of India: Rationale for conservation and management Ocean & Coastal Management Elsevier B.V. 54(2) 181-188 Available at - http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2010.11.005
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk project (HEAR) Available at - http://www.hear.org/

Page last updated on:2011-03-22

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