8007.000 Asystasia Blume

Description of the genus

Herbs or shrubs. Inflorescence terminal or axillary, thyrses, cymes or solitary. Calyx actinomorphic, 5-lobed. Corolla ± actinomorphic or 2-lipped; campanulate above; rugula on upper lip indistinct; lobes 5. Fertile stamens 4, didynamous; anthers 2-thecous. Ovary with 2 ovules. Seeds without hygroscopic hairs.

Worldwide: c. 70 species in the Old World tropics

Zambia: 6 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Scopula minorata
Asystasia gangetica subsp. micrantha

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
albiflora EnsermuN,WCb
gangetica (L.) T. Anderson subsp. micrantha (Nees) EnsermuB,N,W,C,E,SCb,N,E,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
glandulosa LindauB,N,W,CNw,Mc,LkDescription, Image
mysorensis (Roth) T. AndersonW,CCb,LkDescription, Image
welwitschii S. MooreWNw
zambiana Brummitt & ChisumpaN,WCb,N

Other sources of information about Asystasia:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

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: Asystasia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1345, retrieved 25 September 2023

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