7350.000 Plectranthus L'Hér.



HOLOSTYLON Robyns & J.-P. Lebrun



Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs or subshrubs. Stems herbaceous or woody below, sometimes succulent. Inflorescence paniculate, racemose or subspicate, usually terminal. Flowers in whorls, few-flowered cymes or dichasia, occasionally solitary. Bracts small, clearly differentiated from the leaves. Calyx 2-lipped (the upper lip consisting of a large single tooth, the lower lip of 4 lanceolate-triangular or subulate teeth) or subequally 5-toothed. Corolla 2-lipped, tube usually bent and expanded near the base; upper lip usually 4-lobed, shorter than the boat-shaped lower lip. Stamens 4; filaments free or united at base. Stigma shortly 2-lobed. Nutlets smooth.

Worldwide: c. 200 species from tropical and warm parts of the Old World

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

Insects associated with this genus:
Junonia orithya (Eyed pansy) Food plant
Precis archesia (Garden commodore, Garden inspector) Food plant
Plectranthus comosus

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

comosus SimsDescription, Image
thyrsoideus (Baker) B. MathewDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Plectranthus:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Plectranthus
Flora of Caprivi: Plectranthus
Flora of Malawi: Plectranthus
Flora of Mozambique: Plectranthus
Flora of Zambia: Plectranthus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Plectranthus

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Plectranthus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1231, retrieved 27 October 2016

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