Genus:
Veronica L.

Veronica javanica Blume

This species is accepted, and its native range is Eritrea to S. Tropical Africa, Tropical & Subtropical Asia. It is used as a medicine.

[CPLC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Adventicia en Colombia; Alt. 2150 - 2600 m.; Andes.
Morphology General Habit
Hierba
Conservation
No Evaluada

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual, decumbent or ascending herb to about 15 cm. tall, much branched; branches up to 25 cm. long, usually densely greyish-white pilose.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite; lamina 5.5–25 x 5–16 mm., broadly ovate, apex obtuse, truncate, subcuneate to subcordate, obtuse at base, coarsely creante-serrate, of ten less densely pilose above, subglabrescent; petiole 1.5–2(3.5) mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes axillary, 1.5–2.5 mm. long, few-flowered; flowers blue to whitish, bracteate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts 2–2.3 x 0.4–0.5 mm., narrowly oblong, obtuse, shortly ciliate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels 0.5–1 mm. long, stout.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 1.8–2.5 mm. long at flowering, up to 3.4 mm. long in fruit; lobes 0.5–1 mm. wide, oblong to obovate-oblong, obtuse, glabrous to sparsely pilose, ciliate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla up to 2 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 1.25–2.6 x 2.25–2.8 mm., broadly obcordate in outline, compressed, glabrous, ciliate on suture.

[UPFC]
Distribution
Biogeografic region: Andean. Elevation range: 2150–2600 m a.s.l. Naturalised in Colombia. Colombian departments: Antioquia, Bogotá DC, Boyacá, Caldas, Cundinamarca.
Habit
Herb.

[FTEA]

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

Type
Type: Java, Gede Mts, type specimen unspecified, but probably Blume s.n.(L, holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Annual herb, simple or usually well-branched, (4–)10–15(–27) cm high, up to 20 cm across, decumbent, pubescent to pilose
Morphology Leaves
Leaves broadly ovate, 1–2.5 cm long, up to 2 cm wide, truncate-cuneate at the base, subacute at the apex, coarsely serrate, pilose mainly on the veins beneath; petioles 0–3 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence of lateral racemes, lax, 1.5–3 cm long, extending somewhat in fruit, 2–5-flowered; bracts oblonglanceolate, 4 mm long, obtuse; pedicels ± 1 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx segments oblong, 3 mm long in flower, enlarging to 4–5 mm in fruit, obtuse, ciliate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla pale blue or pink purple, 1–2 mm long, soon falling
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits broadly obcordate, 2–3 mm long, ciliate
Figures
Fig 30, 1–4, p 103
Ecology
Damp grassy places, ditches and cultivation, usually near human habitations; 900–2100 m
Conservation
Least Concern (LC); widespread
Distribution
Range: Ethiopia, extending through much of tropical Asia Flora districts: U2 K3 K4 K5 K7 T2 T3 T6 T7 T8

[UPFC]
Use Medicines
Medical uses.

[FTEA]
Use
None recorded on specimens from our area.

Native to:

Assam, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Jawa, Kenya, Laos, Malawi, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, Ogasawara-shoto, Philippines, Rwanda, Somalia, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, Uganda, Vietnam, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Extinct in:

Sri Lanka

Introduced into:

Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Colombia, Mauritius, St.Helena

Veronica javanica Blume appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Nov 1, 2012 Madulid et al. [PPI 3120], Philippines K000734417
Griffith [3921], India K000662121
Maximowicz, C.J. [s.n.], Japan K001070341
Hoehne, W. [s.n.], Brazil K001048671
Oldham, R. [409], Taiwan K001070342
Ball, J. [s.n.], Brazil K001048673
Ball, J. [s.n.], Brazil K001048672
Schimper [730], Ethiopia K000405249

First published in Bijdr. Fl. Ned. Ind.: 742 (1826)

Accepted by

  • Bosser, J. & al. (eds.) (2000). Flore des Mascareignes 127-135: 1. IRD Éditions, MSIRI, RBG-Kew, Paris.
  • Dassanayake (ed.) (1981). A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon 3: 1-499. Oxford & IBH Publishing Co. PVT. LTD., New Delhi, Calcutta.
  • Fischer, E. (1999). Flore d'Afrique Centrale (Zaire-rwanda-Burundi), Scrophulariaceae: 1-217. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique.
  • Ghazanfar, S.A., Hepper, F.N. & Philcox, D. (2008). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Scrophulariaceae: 1-211.
  • Grierson, A.J.C. & Long, D.G. (2001). Flora of Bhutan 2: 1-1675. Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh.
  • 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.
  • Hedberg, I., Kelbessa, E., Edwards, S., Demissew, S. & Persson, E. (eds.) (2006). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 5: 1-690. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Idárraga-Piedrahita, A., Ortiz, R.D.C., Callejas Posada, R. & Merello, M. (eds.) (2011). Flora de Antioquia: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares 2: 1-939. Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín.
  • Kobayashi, S. & Ono, M. (1987). A Revised List of Vascular Plants Indigenous and Introduced to the Bonin (Ogasawara) and the Volcano (Kazan) Islands Ogasawara Research 13: 1-55.
  • Lambdon, P. (2012). Flowering plants & ferns of St Helena: 1-624. Pisces publications for St Helena nature conservation group.
  • Lê, T.C. (2005). Danh l?c các loài th?c v?t Vi?t Nam 3: 1-1248. Hà N?i : Nhà xu?t b?n Nông nghi?p.
  • Ranasinghe, S. & al. (2020). The national red list 2020 - Conservation status of the flora of Sri Lanka: 1-254. Biodiversity secretariat, Ministry of environment and the national herbarium.
  • Z.Wu & P.H.Raven (eds.) (1998). Flora of China 18: 1-449. Science Press (Beijing) & Missouri Botanical Garden Press (St. Louis).

Literature

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

  • Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Bosser, J. & al. (eds.) (2000). Flore des Mascareignes 127-135: 1. IRD Éditions, MSIRI, RBG-Kew, Paris.
  • Dassanayake (ed.) (1981). A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon 3: 1-499. Oxford & IBH Publishing Co. PVT. LTD., New Delhi, Calcutta.
  • Fischer, E. (1999). Flore d'Afrique Centrale (Zaire-rwanda-Burundi), Scrophulariaceae: 1-217. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique.
  • Forzza, R.C., Zappi, D. & Souza, V.C. (2016-continuously updated). Flora do Brasil 2020 em construção http://reflora.jbrj.gov.br/reflora/listaBrasil/ConsultaPublicaUC/ResultadoDaConsultaNovaConsulta.do.
  • 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.
  • Idárraga-Piedrahita, A., Ortiz, R.D.C., Callejas Posada, R. & Merello, M. (eds.) (2011). Flora de Antioquia: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares 2: 1-939. Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín.
  • Kobayashi, S. & Ono, M. (1987). A Revised List of Vascular Plants Indigenous and Introduced to the Bonin (Ogasawara) and the Volcano (Kazan) Islands Ogasawara Research 13: 1-55.
  • Lambdon, P. (2012). Flowering plants & ferns of St Helena: 1-624. Pisces publications for St Helena nature conservation group.
  • Ranasinghe, S. & al. (2020). The national red list 2020 - Conservation status of the flora of Sri Lanka: 1-254. Biodiversity secretariat, Ministry of environment and the national herbarium.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Bijdr. Fl. Ned. Ind.: 742 (1826)
  • F.T.A. 4(2): 358 (1906)
  • F.Z.: 8(2): 82, t. 30/A (1990)
  • Fischer, F.A.C. Scrophulariaceae: 205, pl. 86 (1999)
  • Fl. Ethiop. & Eritr. 5: 281 (2006).
  • U.K.W.F.: 258, pl. 111 (1994)

Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia

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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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