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 montana (Blume) Benth.
Diceros montanus Blume
Lindernia montana (Blume) Koord.
Vandellia mollis Benth.
Vandellia montana (Blume) Benth.
Lindernia mollis is a usually creeping, annual plant with stems 15 - 45cm long. The stems form new roots at the nodes[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.
In spite of its apparent extinction in Bangladesh, the species has a very wide distribution through much of southeast Asia, and is capable of exploiting anthropogenic habitats. The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
E. Asia - China, Pakistan, India, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia
Fields, scrub on sunny mountain slopes, forest edges, along streams; at elevations from 900 - 1,400 metres[
|Conservation Status||Least Concern
Found in the wild in a wide range of habitats from marshy ground to sunny mountain slopes and also on clay soils; it is tolerant of seasonal inundation[
Most Lindernia species are very bitter and many are used medicinally. This is one of several species that are often used more or less interchangeably.to treat dysentery and other intestinal problems[
]. A decoction of the leaves is given after childbirth[
The aerial parts are widely used in poultices for relieving boils, sores and itches[
]. The juice of the aerial parts, mixed with turmeric (Curcuma longa) and heated with a little water, is applied to infected fingernails[
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