|Scientific Name:||Bacopa monnieri|
|Species Authority:||(L.) Wettst.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer/s:||Narasimhan, D., Ravikumar, K. & Juffe Bignoli, D.|
Bacopa monnieri is distributed throughout the tropics and subtropics of the world. There are no major threats to this plant and therefore it is categorized as Least Concern.
Bacopa monnieri is distributed in tropics and subtropics of the world: in Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, China, Taiwan, Vietnam and Pakistan. It is also found in Florida, Hawaii and southern states of USA and the Meditearranean Basin.
In India it is found in Andaman, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Kerala, Karnataka, Manipur, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.
Native:Argentina; Australia; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bhutan; Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Cambodia; Chile; China; Costa Rica; Cuba; Dominican Republic; Ecuador; El Salvador; French Guiana; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Guatemala; Haiti; Honduras; India (Andaman Is., Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Manipur, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal); Indonesia; Jamaica; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Madagascar; Malaysia; Martinique; Mexico; Mozambique; Nepal; Nicaragua; Nigeria; Pakistan; Panama; Peru; Philippines; Puerto Rico; Saint Lucia; Somalia; South Africa; Sri Lanka; Swaziland; Taiwan, Province of China; Thailand; Trinidad and Tobago; United States (Florida, Hawaiian Is.); Viet Nam; Virgin Islands, British; Virgin Islands, U.S.
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|Population:||This is a widespread species and common where it is found.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Bacopa monnieri is a perennial or sometimes annual. It grows gregariously and often forms dense mats in marshy places, the banks of pools and along streams and ditches. It can tolerate brackish water. Mostly found in rice fields. Propagation is often achieved through cuttings. Bacopa monnieri is known to grow under varying soil and climatic conditions. The plant performs exceptionally well in poorly drained soils and waterlogged areas under subtropical conditions.|
This species has no specific threats.
|Conservation Actions:||This species is easily cultivated.|
|Citation:||Rehel, S. 2011. Bacopa monnieri. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 June 2013.|
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