Asia-Tropical: Borneo present; India present; Philippines (Philippines present); Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka present); Sulawesi (Sulawesi present); Sumatera (Sumatera present), continental Asia present
Continental Asia: India, Sri Lanka, Indochina. In Malesia: Sumatra, Borneo, Philippines, Sulawesi.
Larger forms of this species merge into L. decurrens and may be a reduced form of the latter species. Some forms possess a metallic blue tint when alive. In dry state these plants do not differ from the rest of this taxon. The metallic tint might be induced by the rheophytic habitat.