7281.000 Stachys L.

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.

Stachys natalensis var. natalensis

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
aethiopica L.EImage
natalensis Hochst. var. natalensis EImage
pseudonigricans GürkeN,CDescription, Image
spathulata Burch. ex Benth.W,S

Other sources of information about Stachys:

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Flora of Botswana: Stachys
Flora of Malawi: Stachys
Flora of Mozambique: Stachys
Flora of Zambia: Stachys
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Stachys

External websites:

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

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: Stachys.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1220, retrieved 31 July 2016

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