Mecardonia procumbens (Mill.) Small, Fl. S.E. U.S. 1065 1903. (Syn: Bacopa chamaedryoides (Kunth) Wettstein; Bacopa chamaedryoides var. microphylla (Schmidt) Angely.; Bacopa dianthera (Sw.) Descole & Borsini; Bacopa divaricata (J.A.Schmidt) Loefgr. & Edwall; Bacopa montevidensis (Spreng.) Herter & Melch.; Bacopa peduncularis (Benth.) Standley; Bacopa procumbens (Mill.) Greenm.; Bacopa procumbens var. peduncularis (Benth.) Fern.; Bacopa procumbens var. schottii Greenm.; Bacopa procumbens var. peduncularis (Benth.) Fern.; Bacopa procumbens var. schottii Greenm.; Bacopa tenuis (Small) Standley; Erinus procumbens Mill.; Gratiola repens Sesse & Moc.; Herpestis caprarioides Kunth; Herpestis chamaedrifolia Steud.; Herpestis chamaedryoides Kunth; Herpestis chamaedryoides var. microphylla J.A.Schmidt; Herpestis chamaedryoides var. peduncularis (Benth.) A.Gray; Herpestis chrysantha Cham. & Schltdl.; Herpestis colubrina Kunth; Herpestis cubensis Poepp.; Herpestis divaricata J.A.Schmidt; Herpestis macrantha M.E.Jones; Herpestis montevidensis Spreng.; Herpestis peduncularis Benth.; Herpestis procumbens (Mill.) Urb.; Herpestis vandellioides Kunth; Lindernia dianthera Sw.; Mecardonia dianthera (Sw.) Pennell; Mecardonia divaricata (J.A.Schmidt) Pennell; Mecardonia montevidensis (Spreng.) Pennell; Mecardonia peduncularis (Benth.) Small; Mecardonia tenuis Small; Mecardonia vandellioides (Kunth) Pennell; Mecardonia viridis Small; Microcarpaea americana Spreng.; Moniera chamaedryoides var. microphylla (Schmidt) Dusén; Moniera chamaedryoides var. peduncularis (Benth.) C.Mohr; Moniera procumbens var. montevidensis (Spreng.) Kuntze; Monniera caprariodes (Kunth) Kuntze; Monniera dianthera (Sw.) Millsp.; Monniera montevidensis (Spreng.) Kuntze; Monniera procumbens (Mill.) Kuntze; Pagesia dianthera (Sw.) Pennell; Pagesia peduncularis (Benth.) Pennell; Pagesia procumbens (Mill.) Pennell; Pagesia vandellioides (Kunth) Pennell);
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Baby Jump Up, bacopa, mecardonia • Marathi: मकरदाना makardana;
This plant is a native of Tropical America and naturalised in India.
ID13092015PHK 2 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
A small herb Ht. 4-6 inches
At Phansad WLS, MH
12 Sep, 2015
Mecardonia procumbens (Plantaginaceae).
A small herb at Phansad WLS, Maharashtra
– … Mecardonia procumbens (Mill.) Small … of Plantaginaceae … also placed in: Gratiolaceae Scrophulariaceae
ID requested of DSC01288:
Mecardonia sp.? ID from Hooghly 19/7/12 SK1:
Instead i found –
The pictures i post here bear similarities with the previous posts in the group –
I found this herb on the steps of a pond.
Species : Mecardonia procumbens (Mill.) Small ?
Habit & Habitat : small prostrate herb, beside pond
Date : 29/6/12, 9.20 A.M. & 6/7/12, 12.30 P.M.
Place : Hooghly
M.dianthera is a synonym for M.procumbens; and according to MOBOT (http://tropicos.org/Name/29201054?tab=acceptednames) Mecardonia procumbens is the accepted name.
This plant is a native of Tropical America and naturalised in India.
I have also seen this herb along roadsides and pathways near moist and evergreen forests. So your posted plant is Mecardonia procumbens (Mill.) small
I appreciate your detailed search of the plant.
[EfloraIndi_231212PD02_Mecardonia procumbens_Flora of Odisha]:
Name of the species: Mecardonia procumbens
Place of collection: ranpur, Nayagarh, Odisha
Habitat: Wild in grasslands
Interestingly this was the first plant I got identified through this group. In fact my joining this group was connected with this plant. I had posted this for identification to another Group, TAXACOM of which I am a member for more than 15 years, a group of International taxonomists of Plants as well as animals, and there a member suggested to me to join this group in August, 2009. It is perhaps a recent introduction to India.
so how did it travel all the way from Jamaica to India??/
Thanks a lot Sir Ji. i came to know that this species is native to sub tropical America and introduced in India. finally becomes naturalized in various parts of India.
Reported in 2007 from Sri Lanka, earlier 1976 from Hassan District.
Flora of madhya Pradesh: 010212BS-2 Small Herb for id from Maihar Ram Temple Area:
Sir this is Mecardonia procumbens of scrophulariaceae- efi thread
Yes I too will go with Mecardonia procumbens
Yes I first found it in banks of Jamuna in Delhi
Herb 02 KD for ID from Kamrup district, Assam : Attachments (5). 4 posts by 4 authors.
Attached images are unknown herb collected from two different places of Kamrup district, Assam. Please ID for it.
Date :15/02/2013 &10.04.2013
Location: Kamrup district
Family : Scrophulariaceae (?)
Genus & species : Unknown
Habitat: Grows prostrate on the ground
Habit : Herb
Flower : small , yellow in colour
Should be Mecardonia procumbens…
A similar plant was identified by … in my earlier post. It is interesting to note that neither F. B. I. nor F. I. features this plant.
But the “Bengal Plants” does mention this herb as “an “introduced and thoroughly naturalised” species from America. The same book mentions it as Herpestis chamaedroides L. The Bengal Plants also informs the herb is erect…….. I have seen both, erect, when it is small and procumbent forms. This plant is flowering now.
Nothing (almost) could be found in the net about the Herpestis chamaedroides L.-
I fully agree with … A number of scientific websites, like the one at – http://www.biolib.cz/en/taxon/id205849/, identify it as Mecardonia procumbens (P. Mill.) Small.
Hooghly Today : Mecardonia procumbens (Mill.) Small : Attachments (5). 1 post by 1 author.
Scrophulariaceae Fortnight: NS 27 : Attachments (7). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Mecardonia procumbens (Mill.) Small.. from various places in Haryana.. now placed in Plantaginaceae..
hope the id is right..
Yes … the ID is correct and pics are perfect. It is also common in Pantnagar, an invasive alien species in India.
Scrophulariaceae Fortnight: Mecardonia procumbens from Delhi, Yamunanagar and Ukhimath-GS-25 : Attachments (6). 3 posts by 3 authors.
Mecardonia procumbens photographed from Herbal Garden, Delhi and Yamuna Nagar and at Ukhimath in Uttarakhand
This plant holds special memory for me because in effort to seek identity of this herb in another forum in 2009 I was directed to indiantreepix which almost changed my life style and enthused new drive to seek plants after a gap of nearly 35 years.
A rapidly spreading weed in India.
Great moment changing also the repute of eflora India. We must be thankful to this species!
Thanks for sharing your memories along with this plant..
SCROPHULARIACEAE Fortnight: Mecardonia procumbens from Uttarakhand_DSR_10 : 1 image. 2 posts by 2 authors.
Very very beautiful close up …
scrophulariaceae Fortnight: Torenia flava from Morni-GS-56 : Attachments (2). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Isn’t it Mecardonia procumbens? looks very similar..
Thanks for correction …
Scrophulariaceae fortnight :: Mecardonia procumbens near Coorg :: DV07 : 2 images. 2 posts by 2 authors.
Requesting ID of this wild plant with yellow flowers – Mumbai :: 29082013 :: ARK-02 :: August 2013 : Attachments (1). 3 posts by 2 authors.
your plant is Mecardonia procumbens
family – Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)
Satara, Oct 2014 :: Requesting ID :: ARKNOV-38 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4).
Requesting to please provide ID of this prostrate herb captured by the roadsidenear Satara, Maharashtra in October 2014.
Most likely Mecardonia procumbens ..
Thank you … for confirming my doubt…
Torenia parviflora Hutch. & Dalzel, : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (8)
Sharing some pictures of a tiny plant which I found in my terrace garden and guess it to be Torenia parviflora Hutch. & Dalzel,
If it happens to be the plant it is not listed in any books of Nepal and also in the eflora.org for Nepal.
Pictures were shot today at Gyaneswor Kathmandu Nepal at 4500 ft.
Correction: It is listed in eflora.org for Nepal.
Isn’t it Mecardonia procumbens….
Thank you indeed for the correct ID. It looks so similar.
Mecardonia procumbens—-for sharing and validation : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
identity of the tiny herb? – efloraofindia | Google Groups
Validation of Scroph : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1) – 3 mb.
Kindly validate Mecardonia procumbens from Bilaspur. Photographed in May 2020.
Another close up of flower attached.
Attachments (1) – 2 mb.
I guess correct ID !
TQ-Manipur-08 Unidentified : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
A small herb found in Manipur, at 900 m above sea level.
Flowering in June.
On a casual look I had passed it off as Erythranthe nepalensis (Mimulus nepalensis),
but closer look reveals that it is something else.
Any clue to its identity?
To me it looks like Mecardonia procumbens.
I think you are on the dot! It is amazing that this species has naturalized so far and wide!
I guess ID is correct!
I’d of a Scroph: 2 high res. images.
There are 2 plants.
Please check for Mecardonia procumbens… the other one is Glinus lotoidea..
Yes, appears close to images at Mecardonia procumbens
Lindernia ?- Mandalpatti, Coorg, Karnataka: 3 images.
Attaching images now.
I tried the following also:
Erythranthe nepalensis (Benth.) G.L.Nesom
No distribution down south as per POWO.
OK. Flora of Peninsular India gives distribution in Idukki district of Kerala.
Attaching more images.
Calyx also looks different.
This is Mecardonia procumbens (Introduced), as per images and details herein.
Request for I’d of herb: 2 high res. images.
Erythranthe nepalensis (Benth.) G.L.Nesom
No. This is Mecardonia procumbens (Introduced)
ID: tiny yellow scroph: 2 images.
Check with Erythranthe sp.
You are perfectly right.
It is Erythranthe nepalensis (Benth.) G.L.Nesom, as per images and details herein.
I think more closer to images at Mecardonia procumbens (Introduced)
Mecardonia procumbens (Mill.) Small :: Waghbil, Thane, Maharashtra :: May 28, 2010 · 1:24 PM IST: 2 images.
Mecardonia procumbens (Mill.) Small
Waghbil, Thane, Maharashtra :: May 28, 2010 · 1:24 PM IST :: about 3 m (10 ft) asl