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.

Worldwide: c. 300 species in warm and tropical areas of America with a few weedy species in the Old World

Zambia: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
atrorubens Poir. C
pectinata (L.) Poit.Nw,N,C,SDescription, Image
spicigera Lam.N,E,C,WImage

Other sources of information about Hyptis:

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

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Hyptis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Hyptis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Hyptis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hyptis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Hyptis

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Hyptis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1226, retrieved 21 September 2020

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