Peplidium maritimum

Peplidium maritimum (L. fil.) Wettst., Beitr. Fl. Aethiop. 275 1867. (syn: Eplidium humifusum (Del.) Raf.; Eplidium humifusum (Del.) Raf.; Peplidium humifusum Del.);



 
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Plant name: Peplidium maritimum (L.f.) Asch., Beitr. Fl. Aethiop. 275. 1867.
Family: Phrymaceae
Description:
Annual prostrate glabrous herbs, rooting at nodes. Leaves opposite; lamina obovate to spatulate, o.6-1.5 x 0.5-0.8 cm, entire, fleshy. Flowers pale pink, 2-3 mm across, solitary axillary, sub-sessile. Calyx tubular, 5 ribbed, lobes 5, persistent. Corolla tube short, lobes subequal. Stamens 2, included. Ovary oblong, many ovuled; style short; stigma large, flat, recurved over stamens. Capsule ovoid, 3mm across, bursting irregularly. Seeds minute, many. 
Habitat & location: Rare. Found in margins of ponds in coastal areas. Photographed at Vedurupattu.
Thanks, ..., for a new addition to efi.



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