Bacopa floribunda (R. Br.) Wettst.

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Bacopa floribunda

Photo: Bart Wursten
Swanepoel Timber Concession, Cheringoma

Bacopa floribunda

Photo: Bart Wursten
Swanepoel Timber Concession, Cheringoma

Bacopa floribunda

Photo: Bart Wursten
Swanepoel Timber Concession, Cheringoma

Bacopa floribunda

Photo: Bart Wursten
Swanepoel Timber Concession, Cheringoma

Bacopa floribunda

Photo: Bart Wursten
Swanepoel Timber Concession, Cheringoma

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Synonyms: Bacopa pubescens (Skan) Hutch. & Dalz.
Herpestis floribunda R. Br.
Moniera floribunda (R.Br.) T.Cooke
Moniera pubescens Skan
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect herb up to c. 35 cm tall but often shorter. Stems simple or branched, 4-angled below, more or less scabrid. Leaves opposite, sessile, linear,1-4 cm long, more or less scabrid above and glandular-punctate beneath. Flowers axillary, usually solitary or sometimes few together on pedicels up to 5 mm long. Calyx with lateral sepals lanceolate up to 3.5 mm long and other sepals broadly ovate up to 6.5 mm long, all with a prominent mid-vein. Corolla 4-6 mm long with upper lip emarginate and lower lip with 3 more or less equal lobes, white, pink,blue or violet. Capsule somewhat flattened-ellipsoid, c. 3.25 mm long. hairless.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: floribunda: with abundant flowers
Habitat: In wet grasslands and swamps.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1000 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa, Asia and Australia.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Monday 12 June 2017
Literature:

Philcox, D. (1990). Scrophulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(2) Pages 50 - 51. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 102.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Bacopa floribunda
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Bacopa floribunda.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=151310, retrieved 21 October 2017

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