7562.000 Lindernia All.

Leistner, O.A. (ed.) (2000) Seed plants of southern Africa: families and genera Strelitzia 10

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs, sometimes aquatic. Leaves opposite, decussate, sometimes arranged in a rosette, rarely floating (e.g. in L. conferta); the venation usually palmate. Flowers solitary and axillary or arranged in terminal racemes. Calyx 5-lobed, tubular; tube ± 5-ribbed or -winged. Corolla 2-lipped; tube cylindric or somewhat campanulate above; upper lip erect, broad, concave, entire to deeply 2-fid; lower lip larger, spreading with 3 broad rounded lobes. Stamens usually 2 with 2 staminodes, rarely all 4 fertile. Nectary present, disc-like, at base of ovary. Ovary 2-locular; ovules many. Fruit a septicidal capsule. Seeds many, with a thin-walled epidermis.

Worldwide: c. 80 species occurring in tropical and warm temperate regions, mainly in Africa.

Mozambique: 8 taxa.

Lindernia nummulariifolia

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
exilis (Skan) PhilcoxN,Z
humilis BonatiZ
nummulariifolia (D. Don) Wettst.N,ZDescription, Image
oliveriana DandyN
parviflora (Roxb.) HainesZ,GI,MDescription, Image
pulchella (Skan) PhilcoxZ,MSDescription, Image
stictantha (Hiern) SkanZ
wilmsii (Engl. & Diels) PhilcoxMSDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Lindernia:

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Flora of Botswana: Lindernia
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Flora of Zambia: Lindernia
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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Lindernia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Lindernia
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Lindernia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Lindernia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Lindernia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Lindernia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1282, retrieved 19 April 2019

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