Lindernia antipoda

(Linnaeus) Alston in H. Trimen et al.

Handb. Fl. Ceylon 6: 214. 1931.

Common names: Sparrow false-pimpernel
Introduced
Basionyms: Ruellia antipoda Linnaeus Sp. Pl. 2: 635. 1753
Synonyms: Bonnaya antipoda (Linnaeus) Druce
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 355. Mentioned on page 353, 354, 356.

Annuals. Stems erect to decumbent, not matted, usually rooting at proximal nodes, 3–17 cm. Leaves cauline, thin; petiole absent; blade obovate, oblanceolate, or elliptic, distal sometimes linear, (2–) 10–25 × (0.4–) 3.5–9 mm, pinnately veined to 1-nerved, not leathery, margins shallowly serrate to subentire; distal well developed or much reduced. Pedicels 3–15 mm, 1/2–3 times subtending leaves. Flowers: sepals 5–6 mm, connate to 1/4 lengths; corolla white, lavender, or pink, abaxial lobes sometimes with purple markings, tube 5.5–8 mm, adaxial lip equal to abaxial; stamens 2; staminodes without appendage and distal segment. Capsules narrowly lanceoloid, 8–14 × 1.2–3.8 mm. Seeds irregularly oblong, ovoid, or rhombic, not ribbed. 2n = 36 (India).


Phenology: Flowering Jun–Sep.
Habitat: Moist to wet roadsides, disturbed areas, pine flatwoods.
Elevation: 0–50 m.

Distribution

Introduced; La., Asia, Australia, also in Mexico, South America (Venezuela)

Discussion

Lindernia antipoda has only recently been introduced in the Americas; it was first collected in 1979 (Allen, Vincent & Erbe 9259, LAF) from Livingston Parish, Louisiana (K. A. Vincent 1981). It has subsequently been documented from Mexico and Venezuela.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"thin" is not a number.

... more about "Lindernia antipoda"
Deborah Q. Lewis +
(Linnaeus) Alston in H. Trimen et al. +
Ruellia antipoda +
elliptic +, oblanceolate +  and obovate +
not +  and leathery +
campanulate +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1.4 cm14 mm <br />0.014 m <br />) +
lanceoloid +
0.12 cm1.2 mm <br />0.0012 m <br /> (0.38 cm3.8 mm <br />0.0038 m <br />) +
Sparrow false-pimpernel +
pink +, lavender +  and white +
pinnately veined;1-nerved +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
0.04 cm0.4 mm <br />4.0e-4 m <br /> (0.35 cm3.5 mm <br />0.0035 m <br />) +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br />) +
0.35 cm3.5 mm <br />0.0035 m <br /> (0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br />) +
La. +, Asia +, Australia +, also in Mexico +  and South America (Venezuela) +
0–50 m. +
poricidal +  and septicidal +
Moist to wet roadsides, disturbed areas, pine flatwoods. +
elliptic;triangular-ovate +
serrulate +, serrate +  and entire +
shallowly serrate +  and subentire +
tenuinucellate +  and unitegmic +
orthotropous +
1/2-3 times subtending leaves +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
Flowering Jun–Sep. +
Handb. Fl. Ceylon +
rhombic +, ovoid +  and oblong +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
Introduced +
papillate +
geniculate +
erect to decumbent +
weakly +  and 4-angled +
3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br /> (17 cm170 mm <br />0.17 m <br />) +
neither +, clavate +, capitate +  and 2-lobed +
Bonnaya antipoda +
Lindernia antipoda +
Lindernia +
species +
0.55 cm5.5 mm <br />0.0055 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
perennial +  and annual +
9 +, 8 +  and 7 +