Lindernia antipoda

(Linnaeus) Alston in H. Trimen et al.

Handb. Fl. Ceylon 6: 214. 1931.

Common names: Sparrow false-pimpernel
Introduced
Basionym: 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.
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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 +
? (?) +  and ? (?) +
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 +