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Useful Tropical Plants

Lindernia ciliata

(Colsm.) 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 Bonnaya ciliata (Colsm.) Spreng.

+ Synonyms

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.

Common Name:

Lindernia ciliata

General Information

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[
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.
].
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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Description
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

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.

Range

E. Asia - China, India, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippines, northern Australia, the Pacific.

Habitat

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[
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.
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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Website
http://proseanet.org/
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Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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Properties

Conservation StatusLeast Concern
Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitAnnual
Height0.15 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Prefers sunny, or lightly shaded, disturbed sites in light, sandy or gravelly, soils. It prefers moist sites and can tolerate several days of submergence[
338
Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
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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Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The plant is used medicinally[
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.
].
The sap from the crushed leaves is given after childbirth. In Taiwan, the plant is considered an effective cure for menorrhagia[
310
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.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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