Bacopa monnieri (L.) Pennell

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Bacopa monnieri

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Off Haslemere Lane, Umwinsidale

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Synonyms: Herpestis monnieria (L.) Kunth
Lysimachia monnieri L.
Monniera africana Pers.
Common names: Water hyssop (English)
Prostrate glabrous plant with stems rooting at the nodes. Leaves 10-15 × 5-7 mm, obovate to spathulate, glandular-punctate; apex obtuse. Flowers solitary, axillary, white or blue (per FZ). Pedicels up to 25 mm, exceeding the leaves in fruit. Corolla 6-7.5 mm long; lobes slightly unequal.
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread throughout the tropics and subtropics.
Mozambique distribution: N
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Philcox, D. (1990). Scrophulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(2) Pages 48 - 49.

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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Bacopa monnieri

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Bacopa monnieri
African Plant Database: Bacopa monnieri
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Bacopa monnieri
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Tropicos: Bacopa monnieri
Wikipedia: Bacopa monnieri

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Bacopa monnieri., retrieved 17 June 2024

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