Ammannia aegyptiaca Willd. Ammannia baccifera, also known as the monarch redstem or blistering ammannia is a species in the family Lythraceae. It is widespread in the tropical regions of Asia, America and Africa. It has been naturalized in Spain. It is annual and herbaceous, and can be found in marshes, swamps, rice fields and water courses at low elevations. The plant Ammannia baccifera Linn.
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Ammannia baccifera L. Leaves decussate, sessile, x 0. Cymes dischasial, axillary. Flowers 4 or 5-merous, perigynous; pedicels c. Calyx tube mm long, campanulate; lobes 4, Petals absent.
Stamens 4; filaments c. Ovary c. Capsule 1. Seeds brownish, concavo-convex. N Sasidharan Dr. In the Mediterranean region it is present in Egypt and reaches its northwestern distribution limit in Turkey, Israel, and Palestine. It is naturalized in Spain. It is an annual herbaceous plant Therophyte that is found in marshes, swamps, rice fields and water courses at low elevations.
The young leaves are used on a local scale to treat rheumatic pains, fever, etc. Citation: Rhazi, L. Ammannia baccifera. Version Downloaded on 19 October Flowering in february This is Ammannia baccifera of Lythraceae. Tamil name: "Neer mel neruppu" Does the baccifera also have a variety with greenish flowers?
This is another common herb in uncultivated land. This is common in Mysore also near the water tanks. Does the Ammania baccifera looks like this attached picture, taken today , when the season is over? Or is this the Rumex dentatus as in - efi thread? It does look like Ammannia baccifera.
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