7151.000 Stachytarpheta Vahl

Description of the genus

Herbs or shrubs. Leaves opposite or alternate, simple. Inflorescence an elongated terminal bracteate spike. Flowers sessile, crowded, each flower sunk into an hollow in the rhachis. Corolla blue, purple, red or white, funnel- or salver-shaped, 5-lobed. Fertile stamens 2. Ovary 2-locular. Fruit included within the persistent calyx, splitting into 2 mericarps, these shortly beaked, striate on the back and usually pitted near the apex.

Worldwide: 65 species, mostly in tropical and warm America; a few in the Old World

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Stachytarpheta jamaicensis

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
cayennensis (Rich.) VahlEDescription, Image
jamaicensis (L.) VahlEDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Stachytarpheta:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Stachytarpheta
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Stachytarpheta
Flora of Zambia: Stachytarpheta
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Stachytarpheta

External websites:

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

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: Genus page: Stachytarpheta.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1206, retrieved 3 December 2016

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