Botanical name: Lysimachia candida Family: Primulaceae (Primrose family)
Synonyms: Lysimachia obovata, Lysimachia inconspicua, Lysimachia notoniana
Manipur Loosestrife is an erect, slender, simple or sparingly branched herb, 0.5-1.5 ft long. Leaves are obovate, spoon-shaped or inverted- lanceshaped, minutely gland-dotted. Flowers are borne in lax-flowered racemes at the end of branches. Flowers stalks are 8-12 mm. Bracts are narrow linear. Flowers are white with obovate petals nearly twice as long as the sepals. Stamen filaments do not protrude out of the flower. Leaves are eaten as vegetable in Manipur. Manipur Loosestrife is found in Eastern Himalayas at altitudes of 100-2100 m, Burma and Java. It is also found in Western Ghats.
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