New combinations in Craterostigma and Torenia (Linderniaceae) from Asia with key to allied species Phytotaxa Vol 247, No 2 (2016) by YI-SHUO LIANG, JENN-CHE WANG (Abstract- Traditionally, Lindernia s.l. Allioni (1766: 178) was the largest genus within Linderniaceae, with about 100 species, including members of Bonnaya Link & Otto (1820: 25), Ilysanthes Rafinesque (1820: 13), and Vandellia Linnaeus (1767: 384) (Pennell 1935, Rahmanzadeh et al. 2005). This concept (Pennell 1935) was adopted by subsequent taxonomists (e.g., Philcox 1968, Tsoong & Ku 1979, Yamazaki 1981, Fischer 1992, Lewis 2000, Liang et al. 2012) until Fischer et al. (2013), based on molecular and morphological evidence, proposed a more restrict circumscription of Lindernia s.str., separated from Bonnaya, Vandellia, Craterostigma Hochstetter (1841: 668), Crepidorhopalon Fischer (1989: 443), Torenia Linnaeus (1753: 619), and the new genus Linderniella Fischer et al. (2013: 227)).


Species, genera & family pages of‎‎‎ Linderniaceae are now with images. I request you to pl. go through & point out mistakes, if any. I hope this will aid in identifications in future. If anybody can send images of other species of this family (for incorporation in the website), if any, or can identify unidentified images, it will be really nice.


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