Lysimachia ovalis (Ruiz & Pav.) U.Manns & Anderb. (syn: Anagallis ovalis Ruiz & Pav.; Anagallis pedunculata Salzm. ex Duby; Anagallis pumila Sw.; Anagallis sessilis Salzm. ex Duby; Centunculus erectus Phil.; Centunculus indicus Royle; Centunculus mexicanus Schafin. ex Knuth; Centunculus pentandrus R. Br.; Centunculus pumilus Kuntze; Centunculus pumilus var. ovalis (Ruiz & Pav.) O. Ktze.; Centunculus pumilus var. pentandrus (R. Br.) O. Ktze.; Centunculus sexangularis Sessé & Moc.; Centunculus tenellus Duby; Centunculus varians Baudo; Lysimachia tenella Wall.; Micropyxis elongata Duby; Micropyxis ovalis Phil.; Micropyxis pumila (Sw.) Duby; Micropyxis tenella Wight);
India also as per POWO;
USA (Florida), Nicaragua, Belize, Costa Rica, Honduras, Panama, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Cuba, Jamaica, Argentina (Cordoba, Corrientes, Misiones), Paraguay (Canindeyu, Central, Paraguari, San Pedro), Bolivia (Beni, Cochabamba, La Paz, Santa Cruz), Mexico (Chiapas, Guerrero, Jalisco, Mexico State, Morelos, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Veracruz, Zacatecas), Venezuela (Amazonas, Anzoategui, Bolivar, Guarico, Monagas, Portuguesa), SE-Brazil (Minas Gerais, Sao Paulo), Colombia (Arauca, Casanare, Choc, Cundinamarca, Magdalena, Meta, Nario, Tolima), Guatemala, El Salvador, Lesser Sunda Isl. (I) (Timor (I)), Nepal (I), Egypt (I) (Nile Valley (I)), Australia (I) (Western Australia (I), Northern Territory (I), Queensland (I)), South Africa (I), Namibia (I), trop. Afr. (I), Madagascar (I), Chad (I), Zambia (I), Zimbabwe (I), Guinea-Bissau (I), Guinea (I), Burkina Faso (I), Central African Republic (I), Ivory Coast (I), Mali (I), Angola (I), Benin (I) as per Catalogue of Life;


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Plants from gujarat

Herbs, leaves alternate, flowers axillary solitary, pedicillate, Sepal 5, alternate to petal, united at base, petal 5, alternate to sepal, white, united, stamen 5, epipetalous, opposite to petal
No idea about family

Rubiaceae family?

not rubiaceae

Pl. check from the following family:

its not match sir, now confused in decide family

once decide family then no problem for genus or sp

Can this be Anagallis minima (L.) E.H.L.Krause (Primulaceae) ?

It should be Anagallis pumila, having longer pedicels

Agree with … The long, prominent pedicels in these photographs are indicative of Anagallis pumila Sw. [Primulaceae]. In contrast, the flowers of A. minima are sessile/subsessile with the pedicels either absent or almost inconspicuous (c. 1 mm).

Thank you very much for id,
Dear sir if u have Indentification key Angalis sp plz provide

Lobelia alsinoides ?

The species pointed out by you is totally different. Pl. see

Thanks, …, for a very important  id, which we do not have so far in efi site.

Catalogue of Life, gives accepted name as Lysimachia ovalis (Ruiz & Pav.) U.Manns & Anderb.
To me also looks correct  as per


Anagallis pumila : 1 post by 1 author.

While updating efi Anagallis page, I found there is another species Anagallis pumila with details & differences from Anagallis arvensis as below:
For more details, pl. see Anagallis
Pl. look for it & give feedback, if you have any.


Plant for ID: Please find herewith the attachment copies of unidentified plant
material which collected from Balaghat Ranges of Maharashtra dated on 15
Nov. 2012.
1) Herb
2) Leaves alternate, 0.5 – 2 cm long, entire, obovate oblong to elliptic oblong.
3) Flowers 5-merous, in axillary solitary, pedicellate, both calyx and corolla distinct.
4) Calyx chlorophillous, acute at apex.
5) Corolla membranous, acute at apex, ovate lanceolate, slightly attached to base, white with orange spots..
6) Capsule membranous, dihiscing by operculum, many seeded.
7) Seeds trigonous, tubercled, black.
i request to u please Inform me the Family & Name of that plant
& any available literature like revision, any paper etc.

A wild guess…any Swertia sp.?? especially the third pic looks like so… flower pics could have been decisive..

Can this be a Glinus

Member of Primulaceae ?

Thanks for follow up. I received a message from Joanna Osborne from Kew.
I paste the message as it is below.
Your photos and description appear to be of Anagallis pumila Sw. This species is mainly distributed in Central and South America but is also fairly widespread across tropical areas. A few images are available on Tropicos: We have a number of specimens of this species from India in our collections.


for identification- Taken from Mainpur forest, C.G. 2020: 1 very high res. image.
Separating as clubbed in the same mail due to the same subject.

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Any idea about the family?

Phyllanthus ??

Campanulaceae member

Might be Lobelia sp.

Check for species locally

Looks different from Lobelia

Amaranthaceae; I think it is a herb, flower 5-merous, fruit an article/pyxidium, open circumscissly; based on these characters I feel it is Amaranthaceae member

Could not find any match as per existing species in efi at Amaranthaceae

Could not find anything close as per comparative images at

I think close to images at Lysimachia ovalis


You’re right …

yes it looks like, thank you

Is it final that the plant is Lysimachia ovalis?

Yes for me. !