A recent study in the family Linderniaceae - Fischer E.; Schäferhoff B. & Müller K.: The Phylogeny of Linderniaceae - The New Genus Linderniella, and new combinations within Bonnaya, Craterostigma, Lindernia, Micranthemum, Torenia and Vandellia. Willdenowia 43: 209 - 238. December 2013. ISSN 0511-9618 - has proposed moving several genera from Scrophulariaceae into Lindernia; resurrecting the genera Bonnaya and Vandellia from within Lindernia; and describes a new genus Linderniella. These changes have not yet been accepted - if they do then this species will become Vandellia anagallis (Burm.f.) T.Yamaz.
Gratiola cordifolia Colsm.
Ilysanthes anagallis (Burm.f.) Hochr.
Lindernia cordifolia (Colsm.) Merr.
Ruellia anagallis Burm.f.
Vandellia anagallis (Burm.f.) T.Yamaz.
Vandellia callitrichifolia H.Lév.
Vandellia cordifolia (Colsm.) G.Don
Vandellia pedunculata Benth.
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Lindernia anagallis is an annual plant growing 10 - 40cm tall from a fibrous rootstock. The creeping stems, which are often branched, form roots at the nodes[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.
This species is widely distributed, common and without any threats. The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
E. Asia - China, Japan, India, Bhutan, Sikkim, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippines, Australia.
Edge of forests, along streams, rice fields, wet places; at elevations around 1,500 metres[
]. Marshy localities, both in savannah and forests, and along rivers; from sea-level up to 1,900 metres[
|Conservation Status||Least Concern
The plant is a weed in irrigated and rainfed rice fields[
The plant is used medicinally[
A decoction of the leaves, like those of Lindernia crustacea, is given after childbirth[
]. Taiwanese herbalists use the plant as a diuretic in nephritis, and also for furuncles and carbuncles. In Thailand, the entire plant is used for asthma. In India, it is used as a remedy for gonorrhoea[
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