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The Biobrio 7(3 & 4), 2020

Studies on distribution and morphotaxonomy of Ludwigia adscendens L. growing in Jharkhand, India

Dinanath Mishra and Dr. Prasanjit Mukherjee


Ludwigia adscendens is free floating perennial aquatic herb. The plant spreads free fast in the water surface as
due to having prostrate or ascending stem carrying pink spongy roots at the nodes. The spongy roots are in
cluster that provides buoyancy to the plants. A study on aquatic angiospermic plants in the state of Jharkhand
from the year 1914 to 1919 has revealed that this species is spreading in rapid pace in almost all the water
bodies of the state. However luxuriant growths have been observed in the nutrient rich water bodies. In the
present paper the morpho taxonomy and spread of Ludwigia adscendens in the state of Jharkhand has been

Keywords:    Ludwigia adscendens, Jharkhand, Morpho taxonomy

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