Bergia ammannioides

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

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  • Botanical Name : Bergia ammannioides Roxb. ex Roth
  • Synonyms : Bergia pentandra Cambess. ex Guill & Perr.,Elatine ammannioides Wight & Arn
  • Plant Family : Elatinaceae
  • Plant Form : Herb
  • Occurrence (Sectors) : 1, 2, 4, 10, 18, 22, 26, 28, 30
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Ayurvedic Udyan, Van Chetana Kendra

About Bergia ammannioides Plant :

  • Habit : Annual, prostrate, suberect or erect, slender herbs, glandular-hairy.
  • Stem : Stem and branches glandular, pubescent.
  • Leaves : Sessile or subsessile, oblanceolate or elliptic-oblong, acute, glandular-hairy, tapering to a long base or into the petiole, very sharply serrulate, thinly hispid or glabrescent, stipules subulate, hairy.
  • Flowers :
    • Minute, crowded in dense axillary fascicles, subsessile or pedicelled.
    • Sepals 5, linear-lanceolate, very acute, with ciliate, often colored margins.
    • Petals 5, very thin, elliptic-oblong, acute.
    • Ovary subglobose, sulcate, styles 5 short.
  • Fruit : Capsule 0.1-0.2 cm long, ovoid, glabrous, the margins of the valves incurved.
  • Seeds : Numerous, minute, oblong, polished, slightly curved, dark-brown, reticulate.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : November - December