Description of the genus
Annual or perennial herbs or subshrubs. Inflorescence of few-many-flowered, often subspherical, whorls; bracts leaf-like; bracteoles linear, often bristle-like. Calyx tubular, 10-11-nerved, with 5-11 equal or unequal teeth. Corolla 2-lipped, white; upper lip shorter than the lower; lower lip 3-lobed, the middle lobe longest. Stamens 4, included in the corolla tube and held together by intertwining hairs.
Similar to the genus Leucas and differing in the stamens which are included in the corolla tube and held together by intermingling hairs and by the upper lip of the corolla which is shorter than the lower lip (usually longer in Leucas).
Worldwide: 8 species in tropical and S Africa
Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.
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Other sources of information about Acrotome:
Our websites:Flora of Botswana
: AcrotomeFlora of Caprivi
: AcrotomeFlora of Mozambique
: AcrotomeFlora of Zambia
(electronic Plant Information Center): AcrotomeFlora Zambesiaca
web site: AcrotomeGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for AcrotomeIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): AcrotomeKew Herbarium catalogue
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Acrotome.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1217, retrieved 27 May 2016