7562.000 Lindernia All.

Leistner, O.A. (ed.) (2000) Seed plants of southern Africa: families and genera Strelitzia 10

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs, sometimes aquatic. Leaves opposite, decussate, sometimes arranged in a rosette, rarely floating (e.g. in L. conferta); the venation usually palmate. Flowers solitary and axillary or arranged in terminal racemes. Calyx 5-lobed, tubular; tube ± 5-ribbed or -winged. Corolla 2-lipped; tube cylindric or somewhat campanulate above; upper lip erect, broad, concave, entire to deeply 2-fid; lower lip larger, spreading with 3 broad rounded lobes. Stamens usually 2 with 2 staminodes, rarely all 4 fertile. Nectary present, disc-like, at base of ovary. Ovary 2-locular; ovules many. Fruit a septicidal capsule. Seeds many, with a thin-walled epidermis.

Worldwide: c. 80 species occurring in tropical and warm temperate regions, mainly in Africa.

Botswana: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
conferta (Hiern) PhilcoxNDescription, Image
parviflora (Roxb.) HainesNDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Lindernia:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Lindernia
Flora of Malawi: Lindernia
Flora of Mozambique: Lindernia
Flora of Zambia: Lindernia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Lindernia

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Lindernia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Lindernia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Lindernia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Lindernia
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iNaturalist: Lindernia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Lindernia
JSTOR Plant Science: Lindernia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Lindernia
Plants of the World Online: Lindernia
Tropicos: Lindernia
Wikipedia: Lindernia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Lindernia.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1282, retrieved 18 July 2024

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