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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa, Madagascar, Indian subcontinent.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

Scrophulariaceae, D. Philcox. Flora Zambesiaca 8:2. 1990

Morphology General Habit
Erect herb up to 40 cm. tall, glabrous; stem simple or branched, smooth to subquadrangular especially towards base.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 15–40 x 1.5–5(8) mm., sessile, elliptic-lanceolate, acute, cuneate into narrow, petiole-like, somewhat amplexicaul base, entire to obscurely, remotely denticulate or evenly crenate-dentate, glandular-punctate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers axillary, solitary, pale mauve or pale blue, shortly pedicellate, bibracteate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels c. 0.5 mm. long, stout, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts 1–1.5 mm. long, very narrowly-linear.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx minutely ciliate, glandular-punctate; lateral sepals 3–3.5 mm. long, linear-lanceolate, acuminate; posterior 4.5–5 x 2.5–3 mm., broadly ovate, reticulate veined; anterior c. 3 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla c. 4 mm. long, upper lip, truncate, emarginate; lower lip equally trilobed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 3–3.5 mm. long, broadly ovoid to subglobose.

Native to:

Assam, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Chad, Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, India, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Senegal, Zambia, Zaïre

Bacopa hamiltoniana (Benth.) Wettst. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Thomson, T. [802] K000899654
Raynal-Roques, A. [22254], Burkina Faso K000483388
Wallich, N. [3898], India K000899655
Wallich, N. [3898], India K000899656
s.coll. [Cat. no. 3898], India Herpestis hamiltoniana K001117549

First published in H.G.A.Engler & K.A.E.Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 4(3b): 77 (1891)

Accepted by

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Barooah, C. & Ahmed, I. (2014). Plant diversity of Assam. A checklist of Angiosperms and Gymnosperms: 1-599. Assam science technology and environment council, India.
  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
  • Catarino, L., Sampaio Martins, E., Pinto-Basto, M.F. & Diniz, M.A. (2006). Plantas Vasculares e Briófitos da Guiné-Bissau: 1-298. Instituto de investigação científica tropical, Instituto Português de apoio ao desenvolvimento.
  • Fischer, E. (1999). Flore d'Afrique Centrale (Zaire-rwanda-Burundi), Scrophulariaceae: 1-217. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique.
  • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.
  • Hara, H., Stearn, W.T. & Williams, H.J. (1982). An Enumeration of the Flowering Plants of Nepal 3: 1-226. Trustees of British Museum, London.
  • Lebrun, J.p., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
  • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
  • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Philcox, D. (1990). Flora Zambesiaca 8(2): 1-179. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Sikarwar, R.L.S. (2014). Angiosperm diversity assessment of Chitrakootthe legendary place of Vindhyan range, India Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 38: 563-619.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Barooah, C. & Ahmed, I. (2014). Plant diversity of Assam. A checklist of Angiosperms and Gymnosperms: 1-599. Assam science technology and environment council, India.
  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
  • Lebrun, J.p., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.

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