Interim profile, incomplete information
Taxonomic name: Bacopa monnieri (L.) Pennell
Synonyms: Bramia monnieri (L.) Drake, Gratiola monnieria L., Lysimachia monnieri L.
Common names: adha-birni (India), bacopa, brahmi (India), coastal water hyssop, gundala (India), herb of grace, Indian pennywort, indravalli (India), safed chamni (India)
Organism type: herb
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.
Native range: Africa, Temperate Asia, Tropical Asia, Australasia, North America, South America- Mesoamerica and the Caribbean (USDA, ARS, 2010)
Known introduced range: Cayman Islands (Varnham 2009)
Compiled by: 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
Last Modified: Wednesday, 10 November 2010