Galapagos Species Checklist

Mecardonia procumbens

(Mill.) Small

Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Division Magnoliophyta
Class Magnoliopsida (= Dicotyledoneae)
Order Scrophulariales
Family Scrophulariaceae
Genus Mecardonia

Mecardonia procumbens  (Mill.) Small


English common name: waterhyssop, baby jump up

Spanish common name: hierba té, trencilla, esperanza

Taxonomic comments: Syn.: Mecardonia dianthera (Sw.) Pennell fide Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew & Missouri Botanical Garden (2010). D'Arcy (1987) as Mecardonia tenuis Small

Name status: Accepted name; taxon occurs in Galapagos.

Last updated: 01 Mar 2013


  • In
  • Na

  • En
  • Hy
  • Id

    Taxon native but not endemic.

  • Mi
  • EnQ
    Questionable Endemic
  • Re
  • Va


Galapagos island groups: Floreana, Isabela, San Cristóbal, Santa Cruz.

Please be aware that this distribution map is automatically generated from database records (CDF and external specimens, literature records, and observations) and may not accurately reflect the currently-known distribution for all species.


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