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9. Bacopa Aublet, Hist. Pl. Guiane. 1: 128. 1775.

假马齿苋属 jia ma chi xian shu

Bramia Lamarck; Herpestis C. F. Gaertner; Mella Vandelli; Sinobacopa D. Y. Hong.

Herbs, erect or creeping. Leaves opposite. Flowers solitary, axillary or in terminal racemes. Bracteoles 1 or 2 or absent. Sepals (4 or)5, entirely free, imbricate, upper 1 largest, lower 2 next large, lateral 2 innermost and narrowest. Corolla tube tubular; limb patent, conspicuously or obscurely 2-lipped; lower lip 3-lobed; upper lip 2-lobed. Stamens 4, didynamous or equal in length, very rarely 5; anther locules parallel, free. Stigma dilated, capitate or 2-lobed. Capsule ovoid or globose, 2-grooved, 4-valved. Seeds numerous, minute.

About 60 species: tropics and subtropics, mainly in America; three species in China.

1 Stems erect; pedicel ca. 0.2 cm   1 Bacopa floribunda
+ Stems creeping; pedicel 0.5-3.5 cm.   (2)
2 (1) Bracteoles 2, just below calyx; stamens didynamous; lower and upper sepals ovate-lanceolate   2 Bacopa monnieri
+ Bracteoles absent; stamens equal in length; lower and upper sepals linear-elliptic   3 Bacopa repens

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