Lindernia nummulariifolia (D. Don) Wettst.

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Lindernia nummulariifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Aberfoyle Lodge, Honde Valley

Lindernia nummulariifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Aberfoyle Lodge, Honde Valley

Lindernia nummulariifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Aberfoyle Lodge, Honde Valley

Lindernia nummulariifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Aberfoyle Lodge, Honde Valley

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Synonyms: Lindernia montana Hiern
Lindernia nummulariifolia (D. Don) Wettst. var. sessiliflora (Benth.) Hiern
Lindernia sessiliflora (Benth.) Wettst.
Mitranthus latifolius Hochst.
Mitranthus triflorus Hochst.
Pyxidaria nummularifolia (D. Don) Kuntze
Vandellia nummularifolia D. Don
Vandellia sessiliflora Benth.
Common names:
Status: Native
Erect annual herb up to c. 14 cm high, branching from near the base. Leaves opposite, subsessile, broadly ovate to almost circular, 9-20 mm long, shortly hairy on margins and veins beneath; margin serrate-crenate. Flowers solitary in the upper leaf axils, Pedicels 3-14 mm long slender. Calyx 2.5-3.5 mm long; lobes 1-1.5 mm long unequal. Corolla blue to lilac with darker blue or violet tinge, c. 6 mm long; upper lip oblong, 2 mm long, entire; lower lip 3-lobed, 2.5 mm long. Capsule ovoid-cylindric, 4.5-6 mm long, shortly beaked.
Derivation of specific name: nummulariifolia: with coin-like, almost circular leaves
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa and Madagascar. Also in Asia from India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Birma, China and Thailand.
Malawi distribution: N,S
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 268. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 24.

Fischer, E. (1992). Systematik der afrikanischen Lindernieae (Scrophulariaceae) Tropische und subtropische Pflanzenwelt 81 Pages 225 - 229. (Includes a picture).

Ghazanfar, S.A., Hepper, F.N. & Philcox, D. (2008). Scrophulariaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 80.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 78.

Philcox, D. (1990). Scrophulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(2) Page 65.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 98.

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Flora of Mozambique: Lindernia nummulariifolia
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Lindernia nummulariifolia
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JSTOR Plant Science: Lindernia nummulariifolia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Lindernia nummulariifolia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Lindernia nummulariifolia
The Plant List (version 1.1): Lindernia nummulariifolia
Tropicos: Lindernia nummulariifolia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Lindernia nummulariifolia., retrieved 26 April 2019

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