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This article is about plant genus Hydrophylax. For genus of frogs with the same name, see Hydrophylax (frog).
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Subfamily: Rubioideae
Tribe: Spermacoceae
Genus: Hydrophylax
Species: H. maritima
Binomial name
Hydrophylax maritima

Hydrophylax is a monotypic genus of flowering plants in the Rubiaceae family.[1] It was described by Carl Linnaeus the Younger in 1782. The genus contains only one species, Hydrophylax maritima, which is found in India, Sri Lanka and Thailand.[2]


  1. ^ "Hydrophylax". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. 
  2. ^ R.Govaerts. "Hydrophylax maritima L.f., Suppl. Pl.: 126 (1782)". World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 11 June 2013.