Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Rotala rotundifolia (Buch.-Ham. Ex Roxb.) Koehne

Family: Lythraceae Genus: Rotala Species: Rotala rotundifolia (Buch.-Ham. Ex Roxb.) Koehne






Synonym - Flower Color Red - Pink
Common Name Dwarf rotala, Pink Rotala Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Pink Baby Tears, Roundleaf Toothcup Flowering Period July-Sept
Vernacular /Local Name Ishing-kundo Fruiting Period Jan-March
Altitude Up to 2300 m Fruit Type Capsule
Habit Shrub Fruit Details Fruits are dry capsules that split open to disperse seeds
Habitat Occurs in wildly is often found in a semi-emersed state at the edges of rice paddies and in moist locations also cultivated in aquatic gardens Bark Type Smooth
Distribution India, China, Vietnam, Burma and Myanmar Bark Details Glabrous, smooth and crustaceous
Distribution in manipur Eastern Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Opposite (leaves in pairs along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species The emerse form has rounded leaves, the submerse leaves are narrow lanceolate, it is very variable dependent on light and environmental conditions. Under strong light the leaves can become almost wine red Leaf Details Leaves 0.8-13×6-11mm, entire,glabrous, dorsiventral, midvein prominent, secondaryvein 4 in each side apex obtuse, base obtuse, sessileor shortly petioled, green or reddish

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details

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