Description of the genus
Annual or perennial herbs, subshrubs or shrubs. Leaves entire or toothed. Inflorescence a terminal or axillary spike or raceme; flowers in 2-many-flowered whorls; bracts leaf-like or reduced; bracteoles usually present. Calyx subequally 5-toothed (or rarely ± 2-lipped), 5-10-nerved. Corolla 2-lipped; upper lip erect or ascending, usually concave or
arched, entire or very shortly emarginate, usually shorter than the lower lip; lower lip spreading or reflexed, 3-lobed. Stamens
4, ascending under the upper lip; style 2-fid.
Worldwide: 300 species in temperate and warm regions of the world and on tropical mountains
Zimbabwe: 4 taxa.
Other sources of information about Stachys:
Our websites:Flora of Botswana
: StachysFlora of Malawi
: StachysFlora of Mozambique
: StachysFlora of Zambia
: StachysFlora of Zimbabwe
: cultivated Stachys
(electronic Plant Information Center): StachysFlora Zambesiaca
web site: StachysGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for StachysIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): StachysKew 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: Stachys.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1220, retrieved 27 October 2016