7337.000 Pogostemon Desf.

Leistner, O.A. (2005) Seed plants of southern tropical Africa: families and genera SABONET Report No. 26 SABONET, Pretoria

Description of the genus

Herbs or shrubs, sometimes aquatic; stem weak, terete or angular, hairy. Leaves in opposite pairs, petiolate, base cuneate, apex acute, margins serrate or dentate, hairy. Inflorescence a dense terminal spike, simple or branched with hairs. Calyx campanulate, ciliate, hairy within. Corolla 4-lobed, 3 lobes forming the upper lip, lower lip single-lobed. Fruit of 4 nutlets.

Worldwide: 90-100 species mainly in Asia. 2 species in Africa.

Zambia: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
aquaticus (C.H.Wright) Press NLp
rogersii N.E.Br. N,W,CCb,N,Mc,C

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

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: Pogostemon.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1933, retrieved 27 September 2023

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