Family – Lythraceae

Family – Lythraceae. 9 genera in Sri Lanka

  1. LYTHRACEAE

116.01. AMMANNIA L.

A.baccifera L.

A.octandra L. f.

116.02. CUPHEA P. Browne

C.micropetala Kunth

116.03. LAFOENSIA Vand.

L vandelliana DC. ex Cham. & Schlecht.*

116.04. LAGERSTROEMIA L.

L.indica L.* E.crepe myrtle

L.ovalifolia Teysm. & Binn.*

L.speciosa (L.) Pers. [Lagerstroemia flos-reginae Retz.] E:Pride of India, queen’s flower S:muruta, murutha-gaha T:kadali, pu-maruthu

L.tomentosa Presl*

  1. villosa Wall, ex Kurz*

116.05. LAWSONIA L.

L.inermis L. [Lawsonia alba Lam.] E.camphire, henna, tree-mignonette T:maruthondi, marutonti

116.06. NESAEA Kunth

N.brevipes Koehne [Ammannia cordata Wight & Am.]

N.lanceolata (Heyne ex Clarke) Koehne [Ammannia lanceolata Heyne ex Clarke]

N.triflora (L. f.) Kunth

116.07. PEMPHIS J. R. & G. Forst.

P.acidula J. R. & G. Forst. T:kiri-maram

116.08. ROTALA L.

R.densiflora (Roth ex Roem. & Schult.) Koehne

R.fimbriata Wight

R.indica (Willd.) Koehne [Ammannia peploides Spreng.]

R.rosea (Poir.) Cook [Ammannia pentandra Roxb.]

R.verticillaris L. [Ammannia rotata sensu Trimen]

116.09. WOODFORDIA Salisb.

W.fruticosa (L.) Kurz [Woodfordia floribunda Salisb.] S:malitta

 

Reference – A CHECK LIST OF THE FLOWERING PLANTS; Lilani Kumudini Senaratna, B.Sc. (Colombo) M.Phil. (OUSL), Department of Botany, The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugegoda.  Published by National Science Foundation 47/5, Maitland, Place Colombo 7 SRI LANKA

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