7345.010 Endostemon N.E.Br.

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs or soft shrublets. Leaves opposite. Inflorescences lax terminal or axillary racemes. Flowers in 2-6-flowered whorls; bracts persistent. Calyx 5-toothed, 2-lipped, accrescent; upper tooth largest, ovate, erect; 4 lower teeth equal, horizontal, lanceolate-triangular or subulate. Corolla ± equally 4-lobed; lobes flat. Stamens 4, included in corolla tube. Nutlets subcircular or oblong.

Worldwide: 17 species in tropical and S Africa and India

Zimbabwe: 3 taxa.

Endostemon obtusifolius

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
obtusifolius (E. Mey. ex Benth.) N.E.Br.N,C,EDescription, Image
tenuiflorus (Benth.) M.R. AshbyN,E,SDescription, Image
tereticaulis (Poir.) M.R. AshbyN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

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

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: Endostemon.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1228, retrieved 26 September 2016

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