Hygrophila polysperma (Roxb.) T. Anderson (Acanthaceae): An addition to the Flora of Banaskantha, North Gujarat, India

Sanjaykumar Amitbhai Patel, Makwana M.C., Dabgar S.Y., Dabgar Y.B.


Hygrophila polysperma (Roxb.) T. Anderson (Acanthaceae), is recorded here for first time in Banaskantha district based on review of research in North Gujarat. In North Gujarat this species has not been recorded in Flora of Banaskantha. A detailed description and photographic illustration are provided to facilitate easy and correct identification.


Hygrophila polysperma, Acanthaceae; Banaskantha; North Gujarat; Addition

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/aps.2020.9.5.2

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