Purple-Spike Lace Plant
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Purple-Spike Lace Plant
ative Photo: Prashant Awale
Common name: Purple-Spike Lace Plant • Marathi: गुलाबी पाणतुरा Gulabi Pantura
Botanical name: Aponogeton bruggenii    Family: Aponogetonaceae (Cape-pondweed family)

Purple-Spike Lace Plant 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. Purple-Spike Lace Plant is found in Western Ghats. Flowering: August.

Identification credit: Shrikant Ingalhalikar Photographed at Nerur Par, Kudal, Maharashtra.

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