Mecardonia procumbens (Mill.) Small

 
  • Family : SCROPHULARIACEAE
    (Figwort Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : BRAHMI FAMILY (ब्राह्मी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : PLANTAGINACEAE
  • Basionym : Erinus procumbens Mill.
  • Synonym(s) : Bacopa procumbens (Mill.) Greenm.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Mecardonia procumbens (Mill.) Small
  • Common name : Baby jump-up
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Degraded moist deciduous forests, grasslands and waste places. Garden weed
  • Comments / notes : On plains to 1300m on clay soils. Introduced and naturalised in India
  • Flower, Fruit : July-January
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Srikakulam district
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Chikkamagaluru district, Davanagare district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Mysuru district, Shivamogga district, Tumakuru district, Udupi district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kozhikode district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Alappuzha district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district
    • Tamil Nadu : Namakkal district
  • Native : Tropical America
  • World Distribution : Naturalized in Tropics
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan district; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Mecardonia procumbens. Downloaded on 8 February 2023.

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