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Ammannia multiflora Roxb., Fl. Ind. (ed. Carey & Wall.). 1:447. 1820. Fl. Ind. (ed. Carey,) 1:426.1832; Boiss., l.c. 743; C.B. Clarke, l.c. 570; Bamber, l.c. 179; Parsa, l.c. 623; Tackholm, l.c. 210; Pol. & Rech. f., l.c. 7.

Ammannia multiflora

Credit: M.Y. Saleem

Plant 15-43 cm tall, erect. Stem usually branched. Leaves elliptic, lanceolate or linear-lanceolate, ± auriculate-cuneate at base, 3-40 mm log, 1-6 mm broad. Cymes 3(-15) flowered. Peduncle 1-4 mm long. Hypanthium 8-ribbed, ribs obscure in fruit. Epicalyx folds ± horn-like, minute or obscure. Sepals c. 0.5 mm long, usually reflexed in fruit. Petals minute, cuneate, obtuse. Style c. 1 mm long. Capsule slightly exceeding the hypanthium, 1-1.5 mm in diameter.

Fl. Per.: September.

Type: Described from the vicinity of Calcutta, India.

Distribution: Asia, tropical and subtropical Africa, Australia.

Rice fields and other wet places in Sind, Kurram and Punjab, up to 1800 m.


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