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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Cosmopolitan.
Lindernia intrepida

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial herbs.
Morphology Stem
Stems slender, obscurely to distinctly quadrangular
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite to almost opposite, simple, sessile or petiolate, pinnately or 3–5veined with veins arising at base of lamina
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers small, solitary, axillary or terminal, or in terminal or axillary racemes or clusters, pedicellate or occasionally subsessile
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 5-lobed, shallowly lobed with lobes spreading or somewhat connivent when mature, or lobed almost to base with lobes lanceolate to linear lanceolate; tube 5-veined, each vein with obscure or distinct rib or minute wing
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla tubular, bilabiate; anterior lip trilobed, lobes usually spreading; posterior lip either entire or emarginate to bilobed, suberect
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens either 4, all antheriferous and fertile, or 2, with posterior pair fertile and anterior pair reduced to staminodes, posterior pair affixed to corolla tube, anterior pair or staminodes arising in corolla throat; frequently anterior filaments each with distinct spur arising at or near base; anthers free or contiguous, thecae divaricate; style slender, erect; stigma bilamellate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule globose to cylindric to narrowly so, bivalved
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds numerous, smooth to alveolate, variously shaped.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial herbs, glabrous, pubescent or subglandular.
Morphology Stem
Stems slender, erect, prostrate or creeping and rooting at nodes, simple or more usually branched, obscurely to distinctly quadrangular.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite to almost opposite, simple, sessile or petiolate, entire, crenate or toothed, pinnately nerved or 3–5-nerved with nerves arising at base of lamina.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary, axillary or terminal, or in terminal or axillary racemes or clusters, small, pedicellate or occasionally subsessile.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 5-lobed, shallowly lobed with lobes spreading or somewhat connivent when mature, or lobed almost to base with lobes lanceolate to linear-lanceolate; tube 5-nerved, each nerve with obscure or distinct rib or minute wing.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla tubular, bilabiate; anterior lip trilobed, lobes usually spreading; posterior lip either entire or emarginate to bilobed, suberect.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium
Stamens either 4, all antheriferous and fertile, or 2, with posterior pair fertile and anterior pair reduced to staminodes, posterior pairs affixed to corolla tube, anterior pair or staminodes arising in throat; frequently anterior filaments each with distinct spur arising at or near base; anthers free or contiguous, cells divaricate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Stigma bilamellate; style slender, erect.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule globose, ovoid, obovoid, ellipsoid, or cylindric to narrowly so, bivalved.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds numerous, smooth to alveolate, variously shaped.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Alabama, Aldabra, Altay, Amur, Angola, Argentina Northeast, Arizona, Arkansas, Assam, Austria, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, British Columbia, Bulgaria, Burkina, Burundi, California, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Central African Repu, Central European Rus, Chad, Chile Central, Chile South, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colombia, Colorado, Comoros, Congo, Connecticut, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Delaware, District of Columbia, Dominican Republic, East European Russia, East Himalaya, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Florida, France, Free State, French Guiana, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Hainan, Honduras, Hungary, Idaho, Illinois, India, Indiana, Iowa, Iran, Italy, Jawa, Kansas, Kazakhstan, Kentucky, Kenya, Khabarovsk, Korea, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Leeward Is., Lesotho, Louisiana, Madagascar, Maine, Malawi, Malaya, Mali, Maluku, Manchuria, Marianas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mauritius, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nebraska, Nepal, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Guinea, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New South Wales, New York, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pakistan, Panamá, Paraguay, Pennsylvania, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Prince Edward I., Puerto Rico, Queensland, Québec, Rhode I., Romania, Rwanda, Réunion, Senegal, Somalia, South Carolina, South Dakota, South European Russi, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tennessee, Texas, Thailand, Togo, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vermont, Vietnam, Virginia, Wallis-Futuna Is., Washington, West Himalaya, West Siberia, West Virginia, Western Australia, Windward Is., Wisconsin, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Albania, Belgium, Fiji, Galápagos, Jamaica, Netherlands

Lindernia All. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Sep 15, 2003 de Wilde et al. [SAN143940], Sabah K000009326
Drummond, R.B. [4008], Kenya 2575.000
Richards [4153], Zambia Ilysanthes 2566.000
Milne-Redhead, E. [4554], Zambia Ilysanthes 35001.000
Tweedie [3486], Kenya Ilysanthes 74422.000

First published in Mélanges Philos. Math. Soc. Roy. Turin 3: 178 (1766)

Accepted by

  • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1972). Flora Europaea 3: 1-370. Cambridge University Press.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • —F.T.A. 4, 2: 337.

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Misc. Taur. 3: 178, t. 5, fig. 1 (1762?).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Misc. Taur. 3: 178, t. 5, fig. 1 (1762)

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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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