Tropical Plant Research

Tropical Plant Research

An International Journal by Society for Tropical Plant Research

ISSN (E): 2349-1183 ISSN (P): 2349-9265
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2019, VOLUME 6 ISSUE 1Pages: 115-118

Hygrophila madurensis (N.P. Balakr. & Subram.) Karthik. & Moorthy: An overlooked endemic species of Tamil Nadu, India

C. P. Muthupandi, R. Kottaimuthu* and K. Rajendran
*Department of Botany, Thiagarajar College, Madurai-625 009, Tamil Nadu, India
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Hygrophila madurensis (N. P. Balakr. & Subram.) Karthik. & Moorthy is an overlooked endemic swampweed of Tamil Nadu hitherto reported only from the Alagar Hills and Narthamalai, Eastern Ghats. The present report is from outside its type locality and deserves phytogeographical significance. Detailed description, images, ecology and distributional notes are provided.
<em>Hygrophila madurensis</em><strong></strong>(N. P. Balakr. & Subram.) Karthik. & Moorthy: <strong>A,</strong> Flowering twig; <strong>B, </strong>Calyx; <strong>C,</strong> Stamens; <strong>D, </strong>Ovary; <strong>E, </strong>Capsule; <strong>F,</strong> Seed close up.

Fig.: Hygrophila madurensis(N. P. Balakr. & Subram.) Karthik. & Moorthy: A, Flowering twig; B, Calyx; C, Stamens; D, Ovary; E, Capsule; F, Seed close up.