Hedyotis is a very problematic genus or group of genera. Neither the overall identity and limits of this lineage, nor the evolutionary patterns within it, are at all understood or delineated. Widely differing treatments have long been used in different regions and floras. The situation is far from resolution or even general consensus and so many authors treat the genus very broadly[
]. In line with several recent (up to 2013) molecular and phylogenic studies, the Kew ‘World Checklist of Selected Plant Families’ has recognised a number of distinct genera and this is the treatment we are adopting here[
Hedyotis nitida Wight & Arn.
Hedyotis glabella R.Br. ex Bedd.
Scleromitrion nitidum Kurz
Oldenlandia glabella (R.Br. ex Bedd.) Kuntze
Oldenlandia nitida (Kurz) Gamble
Hedyotis neesiana is an annual plant with slender, branched stems that can be prostrate or ascending[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
E. Asia - India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia (Sumatra)
]. Chopped up, boiled and eaten with rice[
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