Botanical name: Aponogeton bruggenii Family: Aponogetonaceae (Cape-pondweed family)
Bruggen's Aponogeton is a small aquatic herb, 10-30 cm tall. Tubers are 1-3 cm,, round, crowned with fibrous roots. Leaves are 3-7 cm long, oblong-ovate, heart-shaped, pointed, with 7-9 nerves. Flowers are borne in dense purple spikes, 6-7 cm long long, which ride on 10-20 cm long stalks. Fruits are 6 mm, beaked, smooth. Flowering: August.
Identification credit: Shrikant Ingalhalikar
The flower labeled Bruggen's Aponogeton is ...