Lindernia antipoda (L.) Alston, Handb. Fl. Ceylon 6(Suppl., 2): 214 214 1931. (syn. Bonnaya antipoda (L.) Druce; Bonnaya bracteata Griff.; Bonnaya cyanea Griff.; Bonnaya grandiflora Spreng.; Bonnaya marginata Spreng.; Bonnaya pulegiifolia Spreng.; Bonnaya rothii A.Dietr.; Bonnaya roxburghiana A.Dietr.; Bonnaya verbenifolia Spreng.; Bonnaya veronicifolia (Retz.) Spreng.; Bonnaya veronicifolia var. angustifolia C.T.White & W.D.Francis; Cyrtandra capsularis Blanco; Cyrtandra glaberrima Blanco; Didymocarpus blancoi Hassk.; Didymocarpus grandiflorus (Retz.) A.Dietr.; Gratiola grandiflora Retz.; Gratiola marginata Colsm.; Gratiola pulegiifolia Vahl; Gratiola racemosa Roxb.; Gratiola roxburghiana Schult.; Gratiola verbenifolia Colsm.; Gratiola veronicifolia Retz.; Ilysanthes antipoda (L.) Merr.; Lindernia veronicifolia (Retz.) F. Muell.; Ruellia antipoda L.; Vandellia antipoda (L.) T. Yamaz.; Vandellia veronicifolia (Retz.) Haines);
Sparrow false pimpernel, Sheval’ ‘शेवाळ’ in Marathi;
Flora of Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh, India (2000- Description & Keys- L. antipoda, parviflora & ciliata)
Prostrate or diffuse herbs, rooting at the nodes. Leaves variable 1.5-2.5 x 0.5-1 cm, elliptic-obovate, base cuneate, margin subentire to serrate, apex obtuse, penninerved, subsessile. Flowers solitary, axillary or in terminal racemes; bracts leafy; pedicle to 1 cm long. Calyx divided to the base; lobes c. 4 mm long, lanceolate, margin scarious. Corolla bluish with an yellow mouth, 6-8 mm long, internally short pilose between the staminodes. Stamens 2, fertile; staminodes 2, hooked. Capsule 1-1.4 cm long, linear-lanceolate. Seeds yellow, ridged.
Flowering and fruiting: August-October
Sides of streams, reservoirs and marshy areas
Tropical and Subtropical Asia and Australia
The species occurs from Sri Lanka and India east through Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal to China and Japan and south, through Indochina, the Malay Peninsula, the Philippines and Indonesia to Australia, Papua New Guinea and Polynesia (Cook 1996, Kress et al. 2003, Nguyen et al. 2005, Newman et al. 2007, Ahmed 2009, Kwek et al. 2009).
The species is a typical plant of the margins of rivers and streams, as well as occurring in moist grassland, marshes, rice fields, wet hollows in open rain forest and seasonally inundated disturbed ground., 0-1,000 m alt
(From IUCN Red List (LC))
This is another small herb inside an uncultivated paddy field.
Species : UNKNOWN
H & H : less than 10 cm high, prostrate-erect herb with white flower
Date : 26/10/12, 10.40 a.m.
Place : Hooghly
Received ID of this plant Lindernia antipoda.
This might be the same plant as in my earlier upload at – https://groups.google.com/d/topic/indiantreepix/d_jDDqQc05E/discussion, but the upper lip of this flower is not 2-lobed.
Scrophulariaceae Fortnight: Lindernia antipoda from Mumbai -PKA16:: : Attachments (5). 1 post by 1 author.
Seen this small herb at a wet grassland at the outskirts of Mumbai.
Leaves: Opposite, Sessile, Serrate.
Bot. name: Lindernia antipoda
ARJUl15 Herb for ID : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2).
Found in Bangalore 13th July
Could it be a species of Lindernia?
Lindernia ruellioides perhaps?
Might be Lindernia antipoda
Please check Lindernia antipoda
Scrophulariaceae Fortnight: 2 in 1 : sk02 : Attachments (6). 6 posts by 3 authors.
The one with much bigger flowers is Lindernia antipoda (L.) Alston, as have been identified earlier – /species/a—l/l/linderniaceae/lindernia/lindernia-antipoda.
(more precisely, i think not of FoC or F. B. I,, but Vandellia veronicaefolia of Haines)
The one with much smaller flowers (in 1st and last pics) is same as in yesterday’s post – https://groups.google.com/d/msg/indiantreepix/SDWmmB44VxU/gGqo1hRzZD8J.
Recorded today (5.8.13), in Hooghly.
Lindernia species in efi
I am not confirmed, but think close to Lindernia oppositifolia (L.) Mukherjee. I can confirm on 14th Aug. the day I will go to Central National Herbarium. Based on this live photo, I can consult and identify.
Thanks … Many thanks to …
Whlenbergia marginata from Periyar(Campanulaceae).jpg – indiantreepix | Google Groups : 8 posts by 6 authors. Attachments (1)
it is from Peryar near the reservoir, taken on 11-5-09, I think it is
Whlenbergia marginata from Campanulaceae, experts please comment
I think it represents Lindernia sp. of Scrophulariaceae
I think its Lindernia antipoda
Yes now i think … is right, this plant is Lindernia antipoda.
Lindernia antipoda (L.) Alston ??? : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7)
Location: Budhi Sera, Nuwakot Nepal
Date: 29 June 2017
Elevation : 2800ft.
Yes, to me also appear close to images at Lindernia antipoda (L.) Alston
Lindernia antipoda—for sharing and validation : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Pics taken at Aambyvalley Rd., Off Lonavala, Pune in Nov.16.
Yes to me also appear close to images at Lindernia antipoda
ID002-weed-bk002 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Thank you in Advance…
Lindernia antipoda (L.) Alston ?? Please check other Lindernia sp. also !
I too agree with … for L. antipoda,
Lindernia species identification : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)- 1 mb each.
These photos were taken August 31st 2020 in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh in a hilly jungle area. I suspect they are Bonnaya ruellioides (syn Lindernia ruellioides) based on leaf description (photo specimen measures 1.8 cm), seed shape and flower. Thanks in advance for any idea you can give
Bonnaya antipoda (L.) Druce Syn : Lindernia antipoda (L.) Alston !
Thanks – I initially thought it wasn’t Bonnaya antipoda since it didn’t have the conspicuous two yellowish stamonodes, but now I notice that it’s probably just concealed in the photo.
Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal (Lindernia antipoda (L.) Alston syn. Bonnaya
Flora of China (Lindernia antipoda (L.) Alston syn. Ruellia antipoda Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 2: 635. 1753; Bonnaya