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Linderniaceae
FALSE-PIMPERNEL FAMILY


Linderniaceae
Habit: Annual [perennial herb, subshrub], semi-aquatic. Stem: prostrate to erect, often rooting at proximal nodes, 4-angled. Leaf: cauline [basal and cauline or all basal], opposite [alternate, whorled], simple, entire or toothed [lobed], 1--5-veined from base; stipules 0. Inflorescence: bracted raceme or flowers single in axils; bractlets 0. Flower: bisexual, bilateral, sometimes cleistogamous; sepals [4]5, fused at least at base; corolla 4--5-lobed, 2-lipped, upper lip often straight and +- hood-like, generally 2-lobed, lower spreading, 3-lobed; fertile stamens 2[4, 5], alternate corolla lobes, fused to corolla throat, anthers opening by 2 slits; staminodes [0]2, filaments bent or Z-shaped; ovary superior, 2-chambered, style 1, stigma lobes 2. Fruit: capsule, septicidal.
Genera In Family: 20 genera, +- 250 species: worldwide, especially tropics. Note: Formerly treated in Plantaginaceae.
Jepson eFlora Author: David J. Keil
Reference: Rahmanzadeh et al. 2005 Pl Biol 7:67--78
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Citation for this treatment: David J. Keil 2019, Linderniaceae, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, Revision 7, eflora_display.php?tid=108558, accessed on January 28, 2020.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2020, Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on January 28, 2020.