7264.000 Leonotis (Pers.) R.Br.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs or shrubs to 5 m. Inflorescence composed of 3-11 whorls per shoot, each whorl dense, spherical, axillary, many-flowered; bracts leaf-like; bracteoles linear, spine-tipped. Calyx 8-10-toothed; teeth usually rigid, spine-tipped. Corolla tubular, 2-lipped, white, covered with orange hairs (rarely white); tube with 1-3 transverse fringes of hairs inside; upper lip entire; lower lip 3-lobed. Stamens 4. Nutlets glabrous.

Worldwide: 9 species in tropical Africa, with 1, L. nepetifolia, extending to America and Asia

Zambia: 10 taxa.

Leonotis myricifolia

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
decadonta Gürke var. decadonta ENw,McDescription, Image
decadonta Gürke var. vestita (Briq.) Iwarsson & Y.B.Harv. N,WCb,N
grandis Iwarsson & Y.B.Harv. EE
myricifolia Iwarsson & Y.B.Harv. [NrEnd]EMcDescription, Image
myrothamnifolia Iwarsson & Y.B.Harv. NMc
nepetifolia (L.) W.T. Aiton var. nepetifolia B,N,W,C,E,SNw,E,C,Lk,SDescription, Image
nepetifolia (L.) R.Br. var. africana (P.Beauv.) J.K.Morton WNw
ocymifolia (Burm. f.) Iwarsson var. ocymifolia EEDescription, Image
ocymifolia (Burm. f.) Iwarsson var. raineriana (Vis.) IwarssonN,W,C,E,SCb,N,Mc,E,Lk,SDescription, Image
pole-evansii Hutch. N,CN,Mc,C

Other sources of information about Leonotis:

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

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Leonotis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Leonotis
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Leonotis
Wikipedia: Leonotis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Leonotis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Leonotis

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Leonotis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1218, retrieved 6 October 2022

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