Rotula aquatica

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Rotula aquatica


Shrub with many elongate, terete shoots. Leaves crowded on numerous lateral short- shoots, subcoriaceous; petiole 0.5-3 mm long; blade 0.6-2.5 by 0.2-0.9 cm, oblanceolate to oblong, strigose or woolly strigillose, rarely glabrous, with indistinct nerves. Inflorescence a short, terminal, few-flowered cyme; pedicels in axils of bracts. Stamens: filaments attached above middle of corolla-tube. Fruit red, drupaceous, subglobose, 3-4 mm in diam.


Asia-Tropical: Borneo present; India present; Laos (Laos present); Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present); New Guinea present; Philippines (Philippines present); Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka present); Sulawesi (Sulawesi present); Thailand (Thailand present); Vietnam (Vietnam present), Burma present, Tropical Africa present, southern China present
Tropical Africa, India, Sri Lanka, southern China, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Burma; Malesia: Malay Peninsula, Borneo, Philippines, Celebes, New Guinea.


Medicinal use is recorded in


Vidal 1886: Rev. PL Vase. Filip.: 194
I.M. Johnston 1951 – In: J. Arnold Arbor. 32: 15
C.B. Rob. 1909 – In: Philipp. J. Sc., Bot.: 693