7264.000 Leonotis (Pers.) R.Br.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs or shrubs to 5 m. Inflorescence composed of 3-11 whorls per shoot, each whorl dense, spherical, axillary, many-flowered; bracts leaf-like; bracteoles linear, spine-tipped. Calyx 8-10-toothed; teeth usually rigid, spine-tipped. Corolla tubular, 2-lipped, white, covered with orange hairs (rarely white); tube with 1-3 transverse fringes of hairs inside; upper lip entire; lower lip 3-lobed. Stamens 4. Nutlets glabrous.

Worldwide: 9 species in tropical Africa, with 1, L. nepetifolia, extending to America and Asia

Zimbabwe: 4 taxa.

Leonotis ocymifolia var. raineriana

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
nepetifolia (L.) W.T. Aiton var. nepetifolia N,W,C,SDescription, Image
ocymifolia (Burm. f.) Iwarsson var. ocymifolia N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
ocymifolia (Burm. f.) Iwarsson var. raineriana (Vis.) IwarssonN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
ocymifolia (Burm.f.) Iwarsson var. schinzii (G├╝rke) IwarssonW

Other sources of information about Leonotis:

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Flora of Botswana: Leonotis
Flora of Caprivi: Leonotis
Flora of Malawi: Leonotis
Flora of Mozambique: Leonotis
Flora of Zambia: Leonotis
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Leonotis

External websites:

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

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: Leonotis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1218, retrieved 5 December 2016

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