Native Plants

Hydrocera triflora

Water Balsam
NE
Not Evaluated
Malaysia Plant Red List
2010
QR Code
SSN 39220
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Taxonomy

The taxanomic status is pending for approval

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Habitat
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Description

The water balsam or marsh henna (Hydrocera triflora) is also known in Malay as ‘inai paya’ (swamp henna). The species is native to lowland areas stretching from India, Sri Lanka, Southern China, Indo-China, Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia to Indonesia. It can be found in still or stagnant, shallow water in rice fields, wetlands and swampy areas.

H. triflora is a semi-aquatic succulent herb, erect, up to 1 m tall with a glabrous, angled stem with many branches. The portion of the stem above the water is leafy, whilst the submerged portion is much thickened and spongy in texture. The leaves are alternate, sessile or shortly petiolate. Hydrocera triflora has 1-3 flowers together in short bunches from the leaf-axils. The pretty flowers are pale pink to crimson-pink with white and yellow markings. It has five free sepals and petals.

Assessment

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Ahmad Aldrie Amir (Dr.)
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
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Anisah Lee Abdullah (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
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Asyraf Mansor (Dr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Palms
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Chan Yoke Mui (Ms.)
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
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Chong Ju Lian (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)
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Kartini Binti Saibeh (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
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Mohamad Azani Alias (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
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Nazahatul Anis Amaludin (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)
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Nor Ezzawanis Abdullah Thani (Ms.)
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
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Nur Kyariatul Syafinie Abdul Majid (Ms.)
Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)
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Nur Supardi Md Noor (Dr.)
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
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Rusea Go (Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
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Tam Sheh May (Dr.)
Taylor's University
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Tan Swee Lian (Dr.)
Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM)
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  • PM
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PM - Peninsular Malaysia; SBH - Sabah; SWK - Sarawak; SEA - Southeast Asia; W - World;

References

Article
  1. Chew, M.Y., Sarah Nabila, R. & Ummul Nazrah, A.R. (2017). Identifying Framework Tree Species for Restoring Forest Ecosystems in Siem Reap Province, Cambodia. Seminar on Reclamation, Rehabilitation and Restoration of Disturbed Sites: Planting of National and IUCN Red List Species, 15-17 August 2017, Kuala Lumpur (14): pp. 72-79

Acknowledgements :- Ms. Ajla Rafidah Baharom, Mr. Badrul Amin Bin Jaffar, Ms. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas, Ms. Siti Zubaidah Binti Abdul Latif & Mr. Tan Kok Kiat

Citation :- Hydrocera triflora. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/39220. Downloaded on 11 December 2019.

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