Lindernia ciliata

(Colsmann) Pennell

Brittonia 2: 182. 1936.

Common names: Fringed false-pimpernel
Introduced
Basionyms: Gratiola ciliata Colsmann Prodr. Descr. Gratiol., 14. 1793
Synonyms: Bonnaya ciliata (Colsmann) Sprengel
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 356. Mentioned on page 353, 354.

Annuals. Stems erect to decumbent, not matted, sometimes rooting at proximal nodes, 3–20 cm. Leaves cauline, thin; petiole absent; blade oblong to lanceolate, distal sometimes linear, 4–45 × 0.7–12 mm, not leathery, margins sharply aristate-serrate; distal much reduced. Pedicels 2–11 mm, 1/2–1 [–3] times subtending leaves. Flowers: sepals 4–6 mm, connate to 1/4 lengths; corolla white, pink, or lavender, abaxial lobes sometimes with darker-pink or purple markings, tube 5–7 mm, adaxial lip 3/4 abaxial; stamens 2; staminodes without appendage and distal segment. Capsules narrowly lanceoloid to narrowly ellipsoid or cylindric, 12–14 × 1–3.2 mm. Seeds ovoid to ellipsoid or oblong, irregularly angled, not ribbed.


Phenology: Flowering Jun–Nov.
Habitat: Moist, sandy disturbed areas.
Elevation: 0–50 m.

Distribution

Introduced; Fla., Asia, Australia

Discussion

A specimen collected in Hillsborough County in 1992 (Holland & Donovan s.n., USF) represents the first record of Lindernia ciliata in the flora area.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

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... more about "Lindernia ciliata"
Deborah Q. Lewis +
(Colsmann) Pennell +
Gratiola ciliata +
oblong +  and lanceolate +
not +  and leathery +
campanulate +
1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br /> (1.4 cm14 mm <br />0.014 m <br />) +
narrowly lanceoloid +  and narrowly ellipsoid or cylindric +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.32 cm3.2 mm <br />0.0032 m <br />) +
Fringed false-pimpernel +
lavender +, pink +  and white +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (4.5 cm45 mm <br />0.045 m <br />) +
0.07 cm0.7 mm <br />7.0e-4 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
Fla. +, Asia +  and Australia +
0–50 m. +
poricidal +  and septicidal +
Moist, sandy disturbed areas. +
elliptic;triangular-ovate +
undulate +  and toothed +
purple;darker-pink +
tenuinucellate +  and unitegmic +
orthotropous +
1/2-1[-3] times subtending leaves +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (1.1 cm11 mm <br />0.011 m <br />) +
Flowering Jun–Nov. +
angled +, ovoid +  and ellipsoid or oblong +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 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 /> (20 cm200 mm <br />0.2 m <br />) +
neither +, clavate +, capitate +  and 2-lobed +
Bonnaya ciliata +
Lindernia ciliata +
Lindernia +
species +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
perennial +  and annual +
9 +, 8 +  and 7 +