Limnophila (plant) – Chi Limnophila

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    Limnophila (plant)

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    For other uses, see Limnophila.
    Rice Paddy Herb.jpg  Limnophila (plant) - Chi Limnophila 220px Rice Paddy Herb
    Limnophila aromatica
    Scientific classification
    Kingdom: Plantae
    (unranked): Angiosperms
    (unranked): Eudicots
    (unranked): Asterids
    Order: Lamiales
    Family: Plantaginaceae
    Genus: Limnophila
    about 40

    Limnophila is a genus of flowering plants in the plantain family, Plantaginaceae. It is distributed in tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Pacific Islands.[1] Species are known commonly as marshweeds.[2]

    These are annual or perennial herbs. They grow in wet habitat, such as marshes, and some are aquatic. Some species are glandular and aromatic. Plants of the genus vary in form, from erect to prostrate, and with branching or unbranched stems. Submerged leaves are whorled; aerial leaves are whorled or oppositely arranged. The leaves are lance-shaped or pinnate, and the blades have smooth or serrated edges. Some species have flowers solitary in the leaf axils, and others have flowers in inflorescences. The sepals are arranged in a tubular calyx, and the corolla is tubular or funnel-shaped. The corolla has a lower lip with three lobes and an upper lip that is unlobed or double-lobed.[1]

    Cabomba caroliniana, a plant in a different family, is noted for having leaves that resemble those of Limnophila.[3]


    Limnophila (plant) - Chi Limnophila 220px Limnophila heterophylla   flower view 01


    Limnophila heterophylla in China

    There are about 40 species in the genus.[1]

    Species include:[1][4][5]

    • Limnophila aquatica
    • Limnophila aromatica – swampleaf, rice paddy herb
    • Limnophila bangweolensis
    • Limnophila barteri
    • Limnophila borealis
    • Limnophila ceratophylloides
    • Limnophila chinensis – finger grass
    • Limnophila connata
    • Limnophila dasyantha
    • Limnophila erecta
    • Limnophila heterophylla
    • Limnophila indica – Indian marshweed
    • Limnophila repens
    • Limnophila rugosa
    • Limnophila sessiliflora – ambulia
    • Limnophila tenera


    1. ^ Jump up to:abcd Limnophila. Flora of China.
    2. Jump up^ Limnophila. Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).
    3. Jump up^ Cabomba caroliniana. Flora of North America.
    4. Jump up^ Limnophila. The Plant List.
    5. Jump up^ GRIN Species Records of Limnophila. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN).