Marsilea minuta L.
Family : Marsileaceae
Local name : Pani tengeshi (As.)
Aquatic. Rhizome long creeping, branched, submarged in water or partly out of water; leaves four, arranged in clover leaf model, obovate, margin entire; sporocarps born in clusters at the nodes alternately; heterosporous with both mega and micro sporangia in the same sporocarp. Microspores globose, yellowish-brown; megaspores ovate, yellowish-brown.
Distribution : Common in lowlands along paddy fields as well as in shallow, stagnant water bodies
Uses : Plant extract used in infertility and cough and as vegetable.
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