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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical Old World.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

Compositae, H. Beentje, C. Jeffrey & D.J.N. Hind. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2005

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb, creeping and rooting at the nodes, the flowering stems erect and to 20(–30) cm high; stems hollow, flushed red or purple, pubescent to glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves (sub-)sessile, narrowly oblong, 1–12 cm long, 0.3–1.5 cm wide, base sub-hastate to broadly cuneate, margins entire or serrate, apex acute to obtuse, sparsely pubescent to glabrous, glandular-punctate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula axillary, solitary, urn-shaped; involucre 9–15 mm long; phyllaries 4, in 2 opposite pairs, the outer broadly ovate; paleae 3.2–5.5 mm long, sheathing the disc florets, keeled, ciliate and glandular near apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets greenish yellow to lemon yellow or white, tube 1.2–1.8 mm long, rays 0.4–0.7 mm long; disc florets yellow, 2.4–3 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes brown, narrowly oblong, 2.4–3.7 mm long, gland-dotted; pappus absent.
Figures
Fig. 166 (page 769).
Habitat
wamps or very muddy margins of lakes and rivers, from completely aquatic to half-terrestrial; 700–1950 m
Distribution
widespread in tropical Africa and SE Asia to Australia K3 K4 K5 K6 T1 T2 T4 U2 U3 U4

[FWTA]

Compositae, C. D. Adams. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

Morphology General Habit
A perennial spreading herb
Ecology
Of swampy ground, especially in coastal areas
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets white or yellowish-white in sessile heads 1/4-1/2 in. across.

[CPLC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Adventicia en Colombia; Alt. 30 m.; Llanura del Caribe.
Morphology General Habit
Hierba
Conservation
No Evaluada

Native to:

Assam, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina, Cambodia, China South-Central, Congo, East Himalaya, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hainan, Ivory Coast, Jawa, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Malaya, Mozambique, Myanmar, New South Wales, Nigeria, Northern Territory, Pakistan, Philippines, Queensland, Senegal, Sudan, Thailand, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Bolivia, Brazil South, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico Southeast, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay

Enydra fluctuans Lour. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Sep 1, 2012 Gardner, G. [5522], Brazil K000895507 Unknown type material
Sep 1, 2012 Gardner, G. [5522], Brazil K000895508
Sep 1, 2012 Traill, J.W.H. [479] K000895509
Dec 1, 2008 Woolls, W. [s.n.], New South Wales K001065502 isotype
Ash [1723], Ethiopia 35590.000
Milne-Redhead, E. [5090], Ghana 8661.000
illegible [3195], India K001065503
Glaziou, A. [4982], Brazil Enydra anagallis K001107937
Spruce, R. [448], Brazil Enydra anagallis K001062031
Trail, J.W.H. [479], Brazil Enydra anagallis K001107939
Spruce, R. [3865], Peru Enydra anagallis K001062030
Lüönd, B. [21.12], Brazil Enydra anagallis K001107940
Preston, T.A. [s.n.], Brazil Enydra anagallis K001107941
Miers, J. [3939], Brazil Enydra anagallis K001107938
s.coll. [Cat. no. 3195] Meyera heloncha K001118766
s.coll. [Cat. no. 3195], India Meyera heloncha K001118765

First published in Fl. Cochinch. 2: 511 (1790)

Accepted by

  • Beentje, H.J. (2021). Flore du Gabon 56: 1-148. Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
  • Koyama, H., Bunwong, S., Pornpongrungrueng, P. & Hind, D.J.N. (2016). Flora of Thailand 13(2): 143-428. The Forest Herbarium, Royal Forest Department.
  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.
  • Turner, I.M. (1995). A catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Malaya Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 47(1): 1-346.

Literature

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

  • ColPlantA (2021). "ColPlantA. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://www.colplanta.org/"

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Berhaut Fl. Sén. 73, 89, 92.
  • F.T.A. 3: 372
  • Fl. Cochinch. 511 (1790)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Beentje, H.J. (2021). Flore du Gabon 56: 1-148. Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
  • Pruski, J.F. (ed.) (2018). Flora Mesoamericana 5(2): 1-608. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Agnew, A.D.Q. & Agnew, S., Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 215 (1994).
  • C.D. Adams in Flora of West Tropical Africa ed. 2, 2: 242 (1963).
  • F. W. Andr., The Flowering Plants of the Sudan 3: 28 (1956).
  • Lisowski, Asterac. Fl. Afr. Centr. 1: 176 (1991).
  • Lour., Fl. Cochinch. 2: 625 (1793).
  • Maquet in Fl. Rwanda 3: 622, fig. 191/4 (1985).
  • Oliv. & Hiern, Flora of Tropical Africa 3: 372 (1877), as ‘ Enhydra ’.
  • Wild in Kirkia 6: 35 (1967).

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