Lindernia parviflora

Lindernia parviflora (Roxb.) Haines , Bot. Bihar Orissa 4: 635 635 1922. (syn. Bonnaya parviflora (Roxb.) Benth.; Gratiola parviflora Roxb. (unresolved);                                 Ilysanthes parviflora (Roxb.) Benth.);
 
Common name: Small-Flowered Lindernia 
 
Scrophulariaceae of the Western Himalayas By Francis . Pennell (1943- Description & Keys- L. pyxidaria (syn. of Lindernia procumbens (Krock.) Philcox as per The Plant List), parviflora, crustacea, hookeri, cordifolia (syn. of Lindernia anagallis (Burm. f.) Pennell as per The Plant List), nummularifolia, angustifolia (syn. of Lindernia micrantha D. Don as per The Plant List), verbenaefolia, anagalisciliata)    
 
 
 

Decumbent herbs, 10-20 cm high; stems glabrous. Leaves to 1.5 x 0.7 cm, ovate, acute, entire, sessile; nerves 3 pairs. Flowers in terminal racemes or upper axillary; bracts 5 x 3 mm, ovate; pedicel deflexed in fruit, 1.5 cm long; sepals 3 mm long, connate at base; corolla 6 mm long; upper lip bifurcated at apex; lower lip obtusely 3-lobed; staminodes with lateral vermiform appendages. Capsule 5 x 2.5 mm, ovoid, glabrous; seeds 0.3 mm long, obovoid, yellow, glabrous.
Flowering and fruiting: August-December 
Marshy areas in grasslands
Tropical Africa, India, South East Asia
 
The species has a wide distribution in tropical and sub-tropical Africa and Asia. Recorded from Africa (Botswana, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia, Sudan and Zimbabwe), and Asia (southern China (Yunnan), India (Assam, Bihar, Chattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Kerala, Karnataka, Megalaya, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal), Sri Lanka, Viet Nam, Thailand, Myanmar, and Lao PDR (Cook 1996, Yasuyuki 2006 
It is annual and mostly found in humid sandy places, rice fields, perennially moist areas and along river banks (Cook 1996).  
(From  IUCN Red List (LC) ) 
 

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Lindernia?? - indiantreepix | Google Groups : 9 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (3)
This small herb looks like "Lindernia Sp". Could this be Lindernia roundifolia??
(Photographed today (9.8.09) morning in a grass field in Mumbai).

... possibly Lindernia parviflora.
Thanks ..., I checked up with ISC mumbai data base, here is the link..
http://iscmumbai.maharashtra.gov.in/Fig%20645-659.htm
... I referenced this ID from the same link !!!
..., do you think this to be L. rotundifolia ? query based on shape of leaves.
Beautiful flowers.
Can't comment because......not much experience in this genus. May be the query is for ...
More likely L.parviflora than rotundifolia. Is it not an aquatic plant?

I have identified this plant as L. parviflora based on its venation pattern and calyx being divided to base. this identification was based on Cooke flora, Almeida, Flora of Maharashtra, BSI Flora of Maharashtra. i am quiet sure about its identification. right now i have no literature about L. rotundifolia  hence cant cross check now.
i have uploaded about 1050 plant species pics on this website which i identified and prepared an electronic herbarium and digital database
when i was a project fellow on UGC project Electronic Herbarium. this subject was also my Ph.D topic.
this website also has a list of plants in Institute of Science, Mumbai.
http://iscmumbai.maharashtra.gov.in/Floristic Survey
if you find any incorrect ids. please let me know. any suggestion/ remarks is highly appreciated. 


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Scrophulariaceae fortnight :: Lindernia parviflora in Thane :: DV23 : 2 images. 5 posts by 4 authors. Lindernia parviflora (Roxb.) Haines ... also placed in Linderniaceae  
at Vaghbil, Thane on 29 AUG 09 
Beautiful flowers
Things to look...
Fertile stamens 2
Leaves parallel nerved; 1-3 nerved in L. parviflora 3-5 nerved in L. procumbens
Corolla as long as or twice the calyx. 


 
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