Lindernia anagallis (Burm.f.) Pennell, J. Arnold Arbor. 24: 252 1943. (syn: Gratiola cordifolia Colsm.; Ilysanthes anagallis (Burm.f.) Hochr.; Lindernia cordifolia (Colsm.) Merr.; Ruellia anagallis Burm.f.; Vandellia anagallis (Burm. f.) T. Yamaz.; Vandellia callitrichifolia H. Lév.; Vandellia cordifolia (Colsm.) G. Don; Vandellia pedunculata Benth.);
China (Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hunan, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Yunnan), Taiwan, Bhutan, Darjeeling, Sikkim, Cambodia, India, Japan (Yakushima Isl.), Ryukyu Isl., Laos, Myanmar [Burma] (Yangon, Shan), Philippines (Luzon to Mindanao, Babuyan Isl.), Thailand, Vietnam, Java, peninsular Malaysia (Kedah, Trengganu, Perak, Pahan, Selangor, Melaka, Johor), Singapore, Bonin Isl. (Chichijima), Andamans (South Andamans, Little Andaman Isl.), Nicobars (Great Nicobar Isl., Little Nicobar Isl.), Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan (Sind, Hazara, Pakistani Punjab), Madagascar, Australia as per Catalogue of Life
Diffuse herbs, rooting at lower nodes, then ascending. Leaves 0.8-2 x 0.5-1 cm, ovate to elliptic, base truncate, margin crenate-serrate, apex subacute, penninerved, glabrous, sessile. Flowers white or pink, axillary, solitary or rarely 2-per node; pedicel 1-1.5 cm long. Calyx deeply 5-lobed almost to the base, 3-6 mm long, lobes linear-lanceolate. Corolla tube 6-8 mm long; limb 2-lipped, upper lip entire, lower lip 3-lobed. Stamens 4, fertile; anterior filaments with a linear appendage from near base; anthers of basal pair spurred. Capsule to 1.3 mm long, linear, glabrous, much exceeding the calyx. Seeds c. 0.5 mm long, ellipsoid.
Flowering and fruiting: July-December
Banks of streams and marshy areas
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)
Ilysanthes hyssopioides Benth. ??? : Attachments (7). 10 posts by 2 authors.
This plant, recorded on 12-May-2013. somehow got deleted from my memory till this morning!
This one was growing beside railway ditch
The problem is manifold to me for this plant, rather the issue of “hyssopioides“.
And there are descriptions as well as illustrations-
Relevant plates are attached herewith.
Let’s skip the ID of this plant, in this thread, for the time being. Instead, I try to figure out what is Dopatrium lobelioides Benth.
We have two posts in eFI –
1) … – efi thread
2) … – efi thread and there is Flickr a/c – http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=Dopatriumlobelioides&w=91314344@N00&m=tags&z=m
There is a 3rd post. by me, irrelevant here, i have already posted info-plates in this thread.
One more time i paste the url of what efI has labelled as Ilysanthes hyssopioides (L.) Benth. – efi thread.
I pray … permission for modifying (magnifying) part of his uploaded photographs. And i attach the same herewith. I also attach relevant entries from Icones and Flora Indica (on Gratiola lobelioides).
The DATA I find from all these documents (excluding illustrations plates of Icones, Coromandel) –
The post at efi thread is surely Dopatrium lobelioides Benth. (assuming … and … posts are correctly identified, though have some doubt over one photograph in … post).
One more thing i would like to add that i never mentioned “Haines” in this discussion so far. Attaching entries from Dr. Haines. It is to be noted Dr. Haines used “comb. nov.“.
One person, seemingly from Bangladesh, has a plant that looks similar to my plant in this thread. He identifies it as Torenia – http://icwow.blogspot.in/2012/11/small-wishbone-flower-torenia-thouarsii.html, which i do not think is correct at all!
A number of pictures of Torenia thouarsii (Cham. & Schltdl.) Kuntze can be found in – http://www.tropicos.org/name/29201882. So, my plant can not be Torenia thouarsii (Cham. & Schltdl.) Kuntze, neither Torenia parviflora (description can be found in FoC or FBI) as have been identified in the blog from Bangladesh.
There are herbarium images of various Gratiola in the Linnean org. – http://linnean-online.org/view/type/specimen/Gratiola.html, e.g. –
I think, those two herbarium of G. lobelioides show globose capsules and plants different from what we have in eFI !!!
On the other hand herbarium of G. hyssopioides above very similar to the plant, Lindernia hyssopioides (L.) Haines of eF !!!
Now, who or what is correct? And what about … bearded stamens?
And also what about flower to leaf ratio, as in – http://indiabiodiversity.org/species/show/264031?
Sorry, … you may be quite correct.
It turns out that my plant is neither hyssopioides nor lobelioides!
Is my plant then Gratiola parviflora Roxb.?
The leaves seem to be penninerved (not clear in the photographs, at all).
So, can it be Lindernia anagallis (N. L. Burman) Pennell?
This is Torenia diffusa Roxb., a complex of Vandellia, Bonnaya, Torenia!!! Thanks to friend from Bangladesh.
Sp. of Scrophulariaceae -1 from Assam : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4).
Attached images may be Sp. of Scrophulariaceae. Please ID the plant.
Family : Scrophulariaceae
Genus & species : ??
Habitat: Grows wild on wet place
Habit :Small herb
This is Torenia diffusa Roxb., syn. of Lindernia anagallis (Burm.f.) Pennell.
Unfortunately efI thinks otherwise!
ID requested : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Pl help me to identify the attached specimens. Found near the water resources. Found at Vettaikaranpudur near Pollachi.
It is Lindernia anagallis (Burm.f.)Pen., of Linderniaceae
Thanks … Though I was of the same opinion, as the leaves are not serrate, I had a doubt.
Please identify the weed plant,
Location: near Reserve Forest, Chathamattom, Ernakulam District, Kerala PIN:686671
Date:. 07.03.2021, 01.30pm
Habitat: wild moisture paddy ridge
Plant habit: creeping annual weak stem
Leaves: opposite oval apex zigzagged margin
Flower: diameter:04mm, white with yellow spot non fragrant
Vandellia anagallis (Burm.f.) T.Yamaz. !
References: The Plant List Ver.1.1 IPNI Catalogue of Life (Vandellia anagallis (Burm. fil.) T. Yamaz.) Flora of China FOC illustration FIndia Biodiversity Portal IUCN Red List (LC) Encyclopedia of Life (Specimen) Useful Tropical Plants Plantwise Knowledge Bank Biodiversity in India, Volume 2 edited by T. Pullaiah (2003)