Hydrilla verticillata from Delhi

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Gurcharan Singh

May 18, 2011, 11:19:02 PM5/18/11
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Hydrilla verticillata (L. f.) Royle, Bot. Himal. t. 376. 1839
syn: Hydrilla ovalifolia Rich., Hydrilla polysperma Blatter, Serpicula verticillata Linn. f., Vallisneria verticillata Roxb.

Profusely branched submerged freshwater herb, often with fibrous roots at some nodes; leaves oblong-linear to lanceolate, 10-40 mm long, 2-3 mm wide, green, margin serrate-dentate; flowers unisexual , pedicellate, emerging from sessile spathe; sepals 3, green, reflexed; petals linear-spathulate, equalling the sepals, white,  patent or reflexed, obtuse. 

Common names: Florida-elodeahydrillawater-thyme
Hindi: Jhangi, kureli
Beng: Jhangi, kureli, saola
Tel: Punachu, pachi, nachu
Punjab: Jala
Mumbai: Shakharisheval

Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089


Satish Chile

May 18, 2011, 11:53:26 PM5/18/11
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Nice pictures of Hydrill verticillata. Thanx sir ji.

Dr. Satish Kumar Chile

tanay bose

May 19, 2011, 1:21:41 AM5/19/11
to Satish Chile, Gurcharan Singh, efloraofindia, Flowers of India, Tabish
I have never seen this plant flowering or may be I missed it
thanks Sir ji
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