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.

Zambia: 10 taxa.

Lindernia conferta

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
cf. schweinfurthii (Engl.) DandyN,W
conferta (Hiern) PhilcoxCCDescription, Image
exilis (Skan) PhilcoxWNw
nana (Engl.) RoesslerEE,LkDescription, Image
nummulariifolia (D. Don) Wettst.N,WNw,N,CDescription, Image
oliveriana DandyN,W,C,E,SS
parviflora (Roxb.) HainesB,W,SWDescription, Image
pulchella (Skan) PhilcoxCCDescription, Image
stictantha (Hiern) SkanN,WN
wilmsii (Engl. & Diels) PhilcoxN,CMcDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Lindernia:

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Flora of Botswana: Lindernia
Flora of Malawi: Lindernia
Flora of Mozambique: 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: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Lindernia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1282, retrieved 24 March 2019

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