Lindernia nana (Engl.) Roessler

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Lindernia nana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Maleme Dam camp

Lindernia nana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Maleme Dam camp

Lindernia nana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Maleme Dam camp

Lindernia nana

Photo: Meg MacKenzie
Broadlands Road, Harare

Lindernia nana

Photo: Meg MacKenzie
Broadlands Road, Harare

Lindernia nana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Gnu Bend, Lake Kyle Recreational Park.

Lindernia nana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Gnu Bend, Lake Kyle Recreational Park.

Lindernia nana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Gnu Bend, Lake Kyle Recreational Park.

Lindernia nana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Gnu Bend, Lake Kyle Recreational Park.

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Synonyms: Ilysanthes nana Engl.
Ilysanthes schlechteri Hiern
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Small patch-forming annual herb, less than 5 cm tall. Stems 4-angled, leafy. Leaves opposite, sessile (lower leaves shortly petiolate), ovate, up to 1.5 cm long, hairless; margin sparsely crenate-dentate. Flowers solitary in the upper leaf axils, very shortly pedicellate, white with pink marking; upper lip bifid; lower lip 3-lobed. Fruit a subsessile, narrowly ellipsoid pointed capsule, up to 8 × 2.5 mm.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: nana: dwarf
Habitat: In pockets of shallow soil overlying rock.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1500 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Rwanda, Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 18 February 2015
Literature:

Fischer, E. (1992). Systematik der afrikanischen Lindernieae (Scrophulariaceae) Tropische und subtropische Pflanzenwelt 81 Pages 263 - 266. (Includes a picture).

Ghazanfar, S.A., Hepper, F.N. & Philcox, D. (2008). Scrophulariaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 91. In Scrophulariaceae

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 78. In Scrophulariaceae

Philcox, D. (1990). Scrophulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(2) Page 69.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 98. In Scrophulariaceae


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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: Lindernia nana.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=151450, retrieved 30 July 2016

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