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 oppositifolia (Retz.) Spreng.[
Bonnaya oppositifolia (Retz.) Spreng.
Gratiola oppositifolia Retz.
Ilysanthes oppositifolia (Retz.) Urb.
Vandellia oppositifolia (Retz.) Haines
Lindernia oppositifolia is a very short, erect, annual plant with a diffusely branched stem[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.
The species is widely distributed, common and although some threats have been identified, they are not major threats globally. The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
E. Asia - India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysi, Indonesia, Philippines
Wet lowlands, scrub jungle and pasture land, often found in rice fields after the harvest; at elevations up to 1,400 metres[
|Conservation Status||Least Concern
The plant is used medicinally[
We have no further information for this species, but most Lindernia species are very bitter and many are used medicinally.to treat dysentery and other intestinal problems, whilst a decoction of the leaves is given after childbirth and the aerial parts are used in poultices for relieving boils, sores and itches[
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