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Lindernia antipoda

(L.) Alston

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 Bonnaya antipoda (L.) Druce

+ Synonyms

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

Common Name:

Lindernia antipoda
Flowering plant
Photograph by: James Ho
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Lindernia antipoda Lindernia antipoda

General Information

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[
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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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Title
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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The plant is gathered from the wild and used locally in traditional medicine[
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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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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)[
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Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
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Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
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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, Indian subcontinent, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Australia, Pacific Is.

Habitat

Rice fields and wet grassland below elevations of 1,700 metres in southern China[
266
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.
]. 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[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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Author
 
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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Properties

Weed PotentialYes
Conservation StatusLeast Concern
Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitAnnual
Height0.30 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

A plant of the tropics and subtropics.

The plant has been introduced and become invasive in Fiji and Hawaii[
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Title
Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk
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Author
 
Website
http://www.hear.org/pier/scientificnames/index.html
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0
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Description
A very good website detailing weed species that have been introduced into the Pacific Islands.
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Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The whole plant is considered an emmenagogue[
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Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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Website
http://proseanet.org/
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Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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The root, with the addition of an astringent, is applied to cure diarrhoea[
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Title
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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A decoction of the roots and leaves is used as an anthelmintic[
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Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
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Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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Website
http://proseanet.org/
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Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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In Indonesia, the plant is part of a medicine for vertigo[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
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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