Description of the genus
Annual or short-lived perennial herbs. Flowers in opposite several-many-flowered cymes arranged in
spike-like racemes or panicles; bracts leafy below, becoming smaller towards apex. Calyx ribbed, subequally 5-toothed; the
tube somewhat accrescent in fruit. Corolla small, 5-lobed, ± 2-lipped; lowest lobe saccate. Stamens 4, declinate.
Worldwide: c. 300 species in warm and tropical areas of America with a few weedy species in the Old World
Zimbabwe: 3 taxa.
Other sources of information about Hyptis:
Our websites:Flora of Botswana
: HyptisFlora of Caprivi
: HyptisFlora of Malawi
: HyptisFlora of Mozambique
: HyptisFlora of Zambia
(electronic Plant Information Center): HyptisFlora Zambesiaca
web site: HyptisGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for HyptisIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): HyptisKew 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: Hyptis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1226, retrieved 29 July 2016