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 Bonnaya antipoda (L.) Druce
Bonnaya antipoda (L.) Druce
Bonnaya bracteata Griff.
Bonnaya cyanea Griff.
Bonnaya grandiflora Spreng.
Bonnaya marginata Spreng.
Bonnaya pulegiifolia Spreng.
Bonnaya rothii A.Dietr.
Bonnaya roxburghiana A.Dietr.
Bonnaya verbenifolia Spreng.
Bonnaya veronicifolia (Retz.) Spreng.
Cyrtandra capsularis Blanco
Cyrtandra glaberrima Blanco
Didymocarpus blancoi Hassk.
Didymocarpus grandiflorus (Retz.) A.Dietr.
Gratiola grandiflora Retz.
Gratiola marginata Colsm.
Gratiola pulegiifolia Vahl
Gratiola racemosa Roxb.
Gratiola roxburghiana Schult.
Gratiola verbenifolia Colsm.
Gratiola veronicifolia Retz.
Ilysanthes antipoda (L.) Merr.
Ilysanthes verbenifolia (Colsm.) Kerr ex Barnett
Ilysanthes veronicifolia Urb.
Lindernia verbenifolia (Colsm.) Pennell
Lindernia veronicifolia (Retz.) F.Muell.
Ruellia antipoda L.
Vandellia antipoda (L.) T.Yamaz.
Vandellia verbenifolia Haines
Vandellia veronicifolia (Retz.) Haines
Lindernia antipoda is an annual, creeping herb, growing up to 40cm long from a fibrous rootstock. The much-branched stems root at the lower nodes, prostrate at first, they then become ascending[
The plant is gathered from the wild and used locally in traditional medicine[
This species has a very wide distribution, occurs in a wide range of wetland and some non-wetland habitats and is able to exploit anthropogenic habitats such as rice field. It is therefore unlikely to become extinct in the short term. The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
E. Asia - China, Indian subcontinent, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Australia, Pacific Is.
Rice fields and wet grassland below elevations of 1,700 metres in southern China[
]. Sunny or shaded, moist or swampy localities, also near villages and in open forest or ditches, on arable land and irrigated or rain fed rice fields[
|Conservation Status||Least Concern
A plant of the tropics and subtropics.
The plant has been introduced and become invasive in Fiji and Hawaii[
The whole plant is considered an emmenagogue[
The root, with the addition of an astringent, is applied to cure diarrhoea[
A decoction of the roots and leaves is used as an anthelmintic[
In Indonesia, the plant is part of a medicine for vertigo[
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