7145.000 Lippia L.

Description of the genus

Erect shrubs, subshrubs or perennial herbs. Leaves opposite or in whorls of 3-4. Flowers small, sessile, in mostly pedunculate dense heads or spikes which sometimes elongate in fruit, 1-several heads per axil; each flower supported by a bract. Corolla white, greenish or creamy yellow; tube cylindric or funnel-shaped; limb ± 2-lipped. Stamens 4. Ovary 2-locular. Fruit dry, surrounded by the appressed calyx, separating into 2 pyrenes when mature.

Derivation of name: after A. Lippi (1678-1705) a French naturalist with Italian origins

Worldwide: c. 200 species in tropical America and Africa

Zambia: 5 taxa.

Lippia javanica

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
baumii Gürke var. baumii NN,Mc
javanica (Burm.f.) Spreng.B,N,W,C,E,SCb,N,E,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
plicata BakerN,WNw,N,McImage
praecox Mildbr. ex Moldenke var. praecox N,WNw,N
woodii MoldenkeB,W,C,E,SNw,E,Lk,S,WDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Lippia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Lippia
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Lippia
Flora of Malawi: Lippia
Flora of Mozambique: Lippia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Lippia

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Lippia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Lippia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Lippia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Lippia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Lippia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Lippia
JSTOR Plant Science: Lippia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Lippia
Plants of the World Online: Lippia
Tropicos: Lippia
Wikipedia: Lippia

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Lippia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1203, retrieved 19 July 2024

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