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 ciliata (Colsm.) Spreng.
Bonnaya brachiata Link & Otto
Bonnaya ciliata (Colsm.) Spreng.
Bonnaya personata Hassk.
Bonnaya pusilla Benth.
Bonnaya serrata A.Dietr.
Cyrtandra personata Blanco
Gratiola ciliata Colsm.
Gratiola grandiflora Willd. ex G.Don
Gratiola serrata Roxb.
Ilysanthes ciliata (Colsm.) Kuntze
Ilysanthes pusilla Urb.
Ilysanthes serrata (Roxb.) Urb.
Lindernia brachiata (Link & Otto) Biswas
Lindernia serrata F.Muell.
Vandellia brachiata Haines
Vandellia ciliata (Colsm.) T. Yamaz.
Lindernia ciliata is an erect, annual plant growing up to 20cm tall. The stem is much branched, the branches decumbent and sometimes forming roots at their last node[
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, India, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippines, northern Australia, the Pacific.
Sunny or lightly shaded, often grassy localities, wasteland, roadsides, fallowed fields, rainfed rice fields, moist places, generally on light soils, often gregarious, at elevations from sea-level up to 1,300 metres[
|Conservation Status||Least Concern
Prefers sunny, or lightly shaded, disturbed sites in light, sandy or gravelly, soils. It prefers moist sites and can tolerate several days of submergence[
The plant is used medicinally[
The sap from the crushed leaves is given after childbirth. In Taiwan, the plant is considered an effective cure for menorrhagia[
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