Lindernia conferta (Hiern) Philcox

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Lindernia conferta

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Monavale Vlei, Harare

Lindernia conferta

Photo: Doreen Bolnick
Monavale Vlei, Harare

Lindernia conferta

Photo: Doreen Bolnick
Monavale Vlei, Harare

Lindernia conferta

Photo: Doreen Bolnick
Monavale Vlei, Harare

Lindernia conferta

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Ngomakurira

Lindernia conferta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Monavale Vlei

Lindernia conferta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Monavale Vlei

Lindernia conferta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Monavale Vlei

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Synonyms: Ilysanthes conferta Hiern
Ilysanthes plantaginella S. Moore
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Glabrous, aquatic, slightly fleshy, annual herb. Stems 6-12 cm, ± leafless below. Upper leaves opposite, obovate, clustered at the ends of the stems and floating on the water surface. Flowers axillary, borne on pedicels 4-10 mm long. Calyx 2-2.5 mm, divided almost to the base. Corolla white with purplish, mauve or magenta markings; upper lip 4-5 mm entire, lower lip c. 8 mm long, 3-lobed.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: conferta: crowded together, perhaps referring to the leaves.
Habitat: In seasonal pools in vleis and on granite outcrops.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, DRC, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Sunday 6 January 2019
Literature:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 24.

Philcox, D. (1990). Scrophulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(2) Pages 67 - 69. (Includes a picture).

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


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Flora of Botswana: Lindernia conferta
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Lindernia conferta
African Plant Database: Lindernia conferta
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Lindernia conferta
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Lindernia conferta
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Lindernia conferta
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Lindernia conferta
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Lindernia conferta
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Lindernia conferta
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Lindernia conferta
Ispot Southern Africa: Lindernia conferta
JSTOR Plant Science: Lindernia conferta
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Lindernia conferta
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Lindernia conferta
The Plant List (version 1.1): Lindernia conferta
Tropicos: Lindernia conferta


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Lindernia conferta.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=151430, retrieved 24 March 2019

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