7345.010 Endostemon N.E.Br.

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs or soft shrublets. Leaves opposite. Inflorescences lax terminal or axillary racemes. Flowers in 2-6-flowered whorls; bracts persistent. Calyx 5-toothed, 2-lipped, accrescent; upper tooth largest, ovate, erect; 4 lower teeth equal, horizontal, lanceolate-triangular or subulate. Corolla ± equally 4-lobed; lobes flat. Stamens 4, included in corolla tube. Nutlets subcircular or oblong.

Worldwide: 17 species in tropical and South Africa and India

Zambia: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
obtusifolius (E. Mey. ex Benth.) N.E.Br.W,C,E,SNw,E,C,Lk,SDescription, Image
tereticaulis (Poir.) M.R. AshbySSDescription, Image
villosus (Briq.) M.R. AshbyN,WNw,N

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Flora of Botswana: Endostemon
Flora of Mozambique: Endostemon
Flora of Zimbabwe: Endostemon

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Endostemon.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1228, retrieved 2 December 2023

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