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 intrusa

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
albiflora EnsermuN,WCb
glandulosa LindauB,N,W,CNw,Mc,LkDescription, Image
intrusa (Forssk.) BlumeB,N,W,C,E,SCb,N,E,Lk,S,WDescription, 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, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Asystasia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1345, retrieved 20 June 2024

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