PlantNET Home PlantNET Home | Search NSW Flora | Contact Us  
FloraOnline
Introduction
Plant Name Search
Index Search
Spatial Search
Identification Keys
Classification
Glossary
HerbLink (Type Images)
WeedAlert
Other PlantNET Sites
Other Data Sources
NEW SOUTH WALES FLORA ONLINE Printable Page

Rotala rotundifolia (Roxb.) Koehne
Family Lythraceae
Rotala rotundifolia (Roxb.) Koehne APNI*

Description: Perennial or annual herb with creeping stems, erect, floating or creeping.

Leaves opposite, decussate, ± circular, up to 12 mm long and wide, upper surface pale green, lower surface whitish green to reddish.

Flowers sessile, in terminal, many-flowered spikes. Hypanthium c. 1 mm long. Sepals 4, appendages absent. Petals 4, obovate, mauve to pink. Stamens 4, inserted near the base of hypanthium. Style to 0.5 mm long.

Capsule ellipsoid, 2–4 mm long, 4-valved.


Distribution and occurrence: Grows in damp areas or submerged in water, occasionally naturalized. Flowers spring. Native of S Asia.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC
Other Australian states: *Qld
AVH map***

Text by J. Highet & Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
  Privacy | Copyright | Disclaimer | About PlantNET | Cite PlantNET