Lindernia tamilnadensis M.G.Prasad & Sunojk.

    (Figwort Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : BRAHMI FAMILY (ब्राह्मी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : LINDERNIACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Not found in Plant list
  • Habit : Semi-aquatic herb
  • Habitat : Dry scrub forests
  • Comments / notes : Semi-aquatic herb found now only in the dry scrub forest areas of Vijayanarayanam in Tamil Nadu, growing on wet soils around the occasional pools soon after the rainy season
  • Key identification features : Erect or procumbent tufted herb, floral parts are comparatively smaller, flowers are pedicellate, axillary, solitary and arranged as one flower per node alternatively on leaf axils. Calyx lobes are lanceolatous, deeply 5-lobed, glandular hairy outside and glabrous inside; absence trichomes are absent on the base of anterior corolla lobes, dense yellow glandular hairs are present at the base of the filaments and corolla below the tube, it is bluish towards the apex and these hairs are 2–3-celled, a distinct spur is also present just below the staminodal apex, undeflexed fruiting pedicels and globose capsules.
  • Flower, Fruit : October-March
  • Distribution :
    • Tamil Nadu : Tirunelveli district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Tamil Nadu, India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : NE
  • Literature : Mangavayal Govindan Prasad & Purayidathkandy Sunojkumar (2014). A new species of Lindernia (Linderniaceae) from India. Phytotaxa 162 (1): 057–060
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. tamilnadensis. Downloaded on 21 January 2022.


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