8031.000 Dicliptera Juss.

PERISTROPHE Nees

Darbyshire, I. & Vollesen, K. (2007) The transfer of the genus Peristrophe to Dicliptera (Acanthaceae), with a new species described from eastern Africa Kew Bulletin 62 119-128

Description of the genus

Herbs or suffrutices. Inflorescence axillary, consisting of umbel-like monochasical cymes. Primary bracts leaf-like. Calyx actinomorphic, 5-lobed. Corolla 2-lipped, resupinate; lip in upper position 3-toothed with indistinct rugula; lip in lower position entire or emarginate. Stamens 2, 2-thecous; staminodes 0. Pollen prolate.

Worldwide: c. 150 species in tropical and warm areas

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

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SpeciesContent
sericea Nees

Other sources of information about Dicliptera:

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Flora of Botswana: Dicliptera
Flora of Malawi: Dicliptera
Flora of Mozambique: Dicliptera
Flora of Zambia: Dicliptera
Flora of Zimbabwe: Dicliptera

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Dicliptera
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Dicliptera
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Dicliptera
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Dicliptera
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Dicliptera

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: Dicliptera.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1350, retrieved 28 July 2016

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