7546.000 Bacopa Aubl.

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Herbs, erect or creeping, spreading. Leaves opposite; lamina small, fleshy, rounded, often fragrant when crushed. Inflorescence solitary, axillary or in terminal racemes. Sepals (4or)5 free, imbricate, upper largest; corolla tubular, limb patent, conspicuously or obscurely 2-lipped, lower lip tri-lobed, upper lip bi-lobed. Fruit capsules, ovoid or globose, 2-grooved, 4-valved. Seeds numerous, minute.

Worldwide: 55 species in the tropics and sub-tropics, mainly in America.

Zambia: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
crenata (Beauv.) Hepper NN
floribunda (R. Br.) Wettst.B,SLkDescription, Image
hamiltoniana (Benth.) Wettst.WNw

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Flora of Botswana: Bacopa
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Bacopa
Flora of Malawi: Bacopa
Flora of Mozambique: Bacopa
Flora of Zimbabwe: Bacopa
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Bacopa

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Bacopa
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Bacopa
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Bacopa
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Bacopa
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iNaturalist: Bacopa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Bacopa
JSTOR Plant Science: Bacopa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Bacopa
Plants of the World Online: Bacopa
Tropicos: Bacopa
Wikipedia: Bacopa

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Bacopa.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1277, retrieved 27 May 2024

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