7342.000 Hyptis Jacq.

Description of the genus

Annual or short-lived perennial herbs. Flowers in opposite several-many-flowered cymes arranged in spike-like racemes or panicles; bracts leafy below, becoming smaller towards apex. Calyx ribbed, subequally 5-toothed; the tube somewhat accrescent in fruit. Corolla small, 5-lobed, ± 2-lipped; lowest lobe saccate. Stamens 4, declinate.

Comment: Following a recent revision of the subfamily Hyptidinae (Harley & Pastore in Phytotaxa 58: 1-55, 2012) the introduced species in Zimbabwe, formerly placed in this genus have been moved to Cantinoa or Mesosphaerum.

Worldwide: 164 species in warm and tropical areas of America and West Africa with a few weedy species elsewhere in the Old World tropics.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Hyptis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Hyptis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Hyptis
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hyptis
JSTOR Plant Science: Hyptis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Hyptis
Plants of the World Online: Hyptis
Tropicos: Hyptis
Wikipedia: Hyptis

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: Hyptis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1226, retrieved 26 February 2024

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