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Lindernia anagallis

(Burm.f.) Pennell

Linderniaceae


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.

+ Synonyms

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.

Common Name:

Lindernia anagallis
Cultivated plant
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General Information

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[
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Title
Flora of China
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Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
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Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
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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)[
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

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Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.

Range

E. Asia - China, Japan, India, Bhutan, Sikkim, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippines, Australia.

Habitat

Edge of forests, along streams, rice fields, wet places; at elevations around 1,500 metres[
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Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
]. Marshy localities, both in savannah and forests, and along rivers; from sea-level up to 1,900 metres[
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Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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http://proseanet.org/
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Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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Properties

Weed PotentialYes
Conservation StatusLeast Concern
Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitAnnual
Height0.25 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



The plant is a weed in irrigated and rainfed rice fields[
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Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The plant is used medicinally[
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Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
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A decoction of the leaves, like those of Lindernia crustacea, is given after childbirth[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
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Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
]. 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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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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