All Floras      Advanced Search
FOC Vol. 18 Page 35 Login | eFloras Home | Help
FOC | Family List | FOC Vol. 18 | Scrophulariaceae | Lindernia

22. Lindernia tenuifolia (Colsmann) Alston in Trimen, Hand. Fl. Ceylon. 6(suppl.): 214. 1931.

细叶母草 xi ye mu cao

Gratiola tenuifolia Colsmann, Prodr. Descr. Gratiol. 8. 1793; Bonnaya tenuifolia (Colsmann) Sprengel; Ilysanthes tenuifolia (Colsmann) Urban; Vandellia tenuifolia (Colsmann) Haines.

Annuals, to 15 cm tall. Roots fibrous, fascicled. Stems erect or subprostrate and ascending, much branched, striate, glabrous, rarely rooting from 2nd or 3rd nodes. Leaves sessile, linear, 1-2.8 cm X ca. 2 mm, glabrous, base somewhat amplexicaul, margin obscurely short serrate to subentire; midrib conspicuous. Flowers few, opposite to leaves; bracts linear, 1.5-3.5 mm. Pedicel 5-10 mm, glabrous, reflexed in fruit. Calyx basally connate; lobes linear-lanceolate, ca. 2 mm, glabrous, apex obtuse, midrib conspicuous. Corolla purple-red; lower lip 3-lobed, middle lobe larger than other lobes and slightly longer than upper lip; upper lip reduced, obscurely 2-lobed. Fertile stamens 2, posterior. Staminodes 2, anterior. Capsule cylindric, to 1.5 cm, 2-3 X as long as persistent calyx, apex acuminate.

Beside water, trailsides; low elevations. Guangdong, Guangxi, Taiwan [Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, W Malaysia, Myanmar, New Guinea, Philippines, Vietnam].


Flora of China @
Browse by
Advanced Search

Flora of China Home




 |  eFlora Home |  People Search  |  Help  |  ActKey  |  Hu Cards  |  Glossary  |