Bacopa monnieri   (Linnaeus) Pennell,   1946 (Mangrove Plant)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Magnoliophyta
Class: Equisetopsida
Order:Lamiales
Family:Scrophulariaceae

Description
Creeping or often floating herbs; stems succulent, solid, with many air ducts rooting at nodes. Leaves subsessile, obovate, or oblong-spathulate, obtuse or rounded at apex, cuneate at base. Flowers pale-blue or whitish-blue, solitary axillary; pedicels 10-20 mm long; calyx lobes unequal. Capsules ovoid, septicidally dehiscent, 2-locule; seeds ribbed.


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Ecology

Biogeography


• Orissa INDIA
• Orissa, False Point INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Banerjee, LK and Roa, TA (2001) Flora of the Mahanadi Delta, Orissa Botanical Survey of India 1-307 Available at - NIO,Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org

Page last updated on:2011-12-05

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