Many Flowered Ammannia
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Many Flowered Ammannia
ative Photo: Dinesh Valke
Common name: Many Flowered Ammannia
Botanical name: Ammannia multiflora    Family: Lythraceae (Crape Myrtle family)
Synonyms: Ammannia parviflora, Suffrenia dichotom

Many Flowered Ammannia is an erect herb, 15-43 cm tall. Stem is usually branched. Leaves are elliptic, lanceshaped or linear-lanceshaped, eared at base, 3-40 mm log, 1-6 mm broad. Reddish-orange flowers are borne in 3-15 flowered clusters in leaf axils. Clusters are carried in 1-4 mm long stalks. The cup carrying the sepals is 8-ribbed, ribs obscure in fruit. Epicalyx folds are horn-like, minute or obscure. Sepals are 0.5 mm long, usually turned backwards in fruit. Petals are minute, wedge-shaped, blunt. Style is 1 mm long. Capsule is 1-1.5 mm in diameter. Flowering: September-October.

Identification credit: Parjanya Guru
Photographed at Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra.
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