Limnophila indica (L.) Druce

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Limnophila indica

Photo: Alistair Hull
Chitsanga river, Matusadona National Park

Limnophila indica

Photo: Alistair Hull
Chitsanga river, Matusadona National Park

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Synonyms: Ambulia baumii Engl. & Gilg
Hottonia indica L.
Limnophila gratioloides R. Br.
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Amphibious perennial herb. Aerial stems tall; leaves whorled and variously dissected; subterranean stems to 1 m, glabrous; leaves in whorls of 6-12. pinnatisect with lobes flattened or capillary. Pedicels 3.5-10 mm, usually longer than the subtending leaves. Corolla 8-12 mm, white to pale yellow or yellow at base of tube and mauve-pink above.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: indica: of India
Habitat: On river banks and marshes
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Throughout the Old World tropics
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C
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Images last updated: Monday 20 July 2015
Literature:

Philcox, D. (1990). Scrophulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(2) Page 44.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 104.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 225.


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JSTOR Plant Science: Limnophila indica
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Limnophila indica
Tropicos: Limnophila indica
West African Plants database: Limnophila indica


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Limnophila indica.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=151250, retrieved 26 May 2016

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