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Common name
brahmi (English, India), indravalli (English, India), adha-birni (English, India), Indian pennywort (English), bacopa (English), coastal water hyssop (English), safed chamni (English, India), herb of grace (English), gundala (English, India)
Bramia monnieri , (L.) Drake
Gratiola monnieria , L.
Lysimachia monnieri , L.
Similar species
Bacopa monnieri is a small sprawling herb common in fresh and brackish waters. It is found growing in freshwater wetlands, wet pastures and margins of ponds on Grand Cayman where it is listed as an invasive species.
Bacopa monnieri is used as a medicinal herb in India.

Principal source:

Compiler: IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) with support from the Overseas Territories Environmental Programme (OTEP) project XOT603, a joint project with the Cayman Islands Government - Department of Environment


Publication date: 2010-11-10

Recommended citation: Global Invasive Species Database (2022) Species profile: Bacopa monnieri. Downloaded from http://www.iucngisd.org/gisd/species.php?sc=1784 on 06-07-2022.

Countries (or multi-country features) with distribution records for Bacopa monnieri
  • argentina
  • australia
  • bahamas
  • barbados
  • belize
  • bhutan
  • bolivia
  • brazil
  • cambodia
  • chile
  • china
  • costa rica
  • cuba
  • dominican republic
  • ecuador
  • el salvador
  • french guiana
  • grenada
  • guadeloupe
  • guatemala
  • haiti
  • honduras
  • india
  • indonesia
  • jamaica
  • lao people's democratic republic
  • madagascar
  • malaysia
  • martinique
  • mexico
  • mozambique
  • nicaragua
  • nigeria
  • panama
  • peru
  • philippines
  • puerto rico
  • saint lucia
  • somalia
  • south africa
  • sri lanka
  • taiwan
  • thailand
  • trinidad and tobago
  • united states
  • viet nam
  • virgin islands, british
  • virgin islands, u.s.
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4 references found for Bacopa monnieri

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General information
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), 2010. Bacopa monnieri (L.) Pennell
Summary: Available from: http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=33038 [Accessed 5 October 2010]
USDA, NRCS, 2010. Bacopa monnieri (L.) Pennell herb of grace. The PLANTS Database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.
Summary: Available from: http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=BAMO [Accessed 5 October 2010]
Varnham, K. 2006 (Updated 2009). Database of non-native species occurring in UK Overseas Territories. JNCC Report 372, Peterborough, United Kingdom.
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Bacopa monnieri
brahmi, indravalli, adha-birni, Indian pennywort, bacopa, coastal water hyssop, safed chamni, herb of grace, gundala
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Recommended citation
(2022). Bacopa monnieri. IUCN Environmental Impact Classification for Alien Taxa (EICAT).