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Useful Tropical Plants

Limnophila sessiliflora

(Vahl) Blume

Plantaginaceae

+ Synonyms

Ambulia sessiliflora (Vahl) Baill. ex Wettst.

Hottonia sessiliflora Vahl

Limnophila taoyuanensis Yang & Yen

Common Name:

Limnophila sessiliflora
Underwater form of the plant
Photograph by: kajuko
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Limnophila sessiliflora Limnophila sessiliflora

General Information

Limnophila sessiliflora is an amphibious, perennail plant, submerged at first but with about 6 - 40cm of stem eventually growing out of the water[
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Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
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Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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The plant can be grown in ponds in order to remove floating mud particles.
This species has a broad distribution, from India east to Japan and south to Indonesia this, combined with its ability to exploit anthropogenic habitats such as rice fields means that it is unlikely to be threatened with extinction in the short term. The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
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Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
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Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.

Range

E. Asia - western China, Japan, Korea, India, Nepal, Myanmar, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia.

Habitat

Shallow ponds, swamps and lakes, usually with a muddy bottom, at elevations up to 1,000 metres[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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Properties

Weed PotentialYes
Conservation StatusLeast Concern
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height0.20 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



The plant is a declared noxious weed in N. America.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Agroforestry Uses:

The plant is suitable for improving the water quality of ponds by capturing floating mud particles[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
Cuttings. The stems often form basal roots, and these can be used as propagation material[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].
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