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  1. Family: Plantaginaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Bacopa Aubl.
      1. Bacopa hamiltoniana (Benth.) Wettst.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa, Madagascar, Indian subcontinent.

    [FZ]

    Scrophulariaceae, D. Philcox. Flora Zambesiaca 8:2. 1990

    Habit
    Erect herb up to 40 cm. tall, glabrous; stem simple or branched, smooth to subquadrangular especially towards base.
    Leaves
    Leaves 15–40 x 1.5–5(8) mm., sessile, elliptic-lanceolate, acute, cuneate into narrow, petiole-like, somewhat amplexicaul base, entire to obscurely, remotely denticulate or evenly crenate-dentate, glandular-punctate.
    Flowers
    Flowers axillary, solitary, pale mauve or pale blue, shortly pedicellate, bibracteate.
    Pedicel
    Pedicels c. 0.5 mm. long, stout, glabrous.
    Bracts
    Bracts 1–1.5 mm. long, very narrowly-linear.
    Calyx
    Calyx minutely ciliate, glandular-punctate; lateral sepals 3–3.5 mm. long, linear-lanceolate, acuminate; posterior 4.5–5 x 2.5–3 mm., broadly ovate, reticulate veined; anterior c. 3 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Corolla c. 4 mm. long, upper lip, truncate, emarginate; lower lip equally trilobed.
    Fruits
    Capsule 3–3.5 mm. long, broadly ovoid to subglobose.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Chad, Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, India, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Senegal, Zambia, Zaïre

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Bacopa hamiltoniana (Benth.) Wettst. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Thomson, T. [802] K000899654
    Wallich, N. [3898], India K000899656
    Wallich, N. [3898], India K000899655
    Raynal-Roques, A. [22254], Burkina Faso K000483388
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 3898], India Herpestis hamiltoniana K001117549

    Bibliography

    First published in H.G.A.Engler & K.A.E.Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 4(3b): 77 (1891)

    Accepted by

    • Sikarwar, R.L.S. (2014). Angiosperm diversity assessment of Chitrakootthe legendary place of Vindhyan range, India Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 38: 563-619.
    • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
    • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Catarino, L., Sampaio Martins, E., Pinto-Basto, M.F. & Diniz, M.A. (2006). Plantas Vasculares e Briófitos da Guiné-Bissau: 1-298. Instituto de investigação científica tropical, Instituto Português de apoio ao desenvolvimento.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    • Fischer, E. (1999). Flore d'Afrique Centrale (Zaire-rwanda-Burundi), Scrophulariaceae: 1-217. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique.
    • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.
    • Lebrun, J.p., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
    • Philcox, D. (1990). Flora Zambesiaca 8(2): 1-179. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
    • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    • Lebrun, J.p., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
    • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
    • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0