7951.000 Strobilanthes Blume


Bailey, L.H. (1949) Manual of Cultivated Plants Revised edition. Macmillan, New York.

Description of the genus

Herbs or small shrubs. Leaves opposite, sometimes markedly different, entire or toothed. Flowers solitary in axils or borne in spikes or panicles. Calyx deeply divided into narrow segments. Corolla narrow below, broader above, with a 5-lobed limb, the lobes sometimes unequal but the corolla not 2-lipped. Fertile stamens 4 or sometimes 2 with 2 staminodes. Bracts small and inconspicuous. Ovules 2 per loculus. Capsule oblong or linear.

Derivation of name: From the Greek: cone-flower, referring to the inflorescence of some species.

Comment: Cultivated for the flowers or for the ornamental foliage.

Worldwide: 250 species in tropical Asia

Zimbabwe: 5 cultivated taxa.

Strobilanthes hamiltoniana

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

anisophylla (Hook.) T. Anderson
auriculata Nees var. dyeriana (Mast.) J.R.I. Wood
gossypina T. AndersonImage
hamiltoniana (Steud.) Bosser & HeineImage
isophylla (Nees) T. Anderson

Other sources of information about Strobilanthes:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: cultivated Strobilanthes
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Strobilanthes

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Strobilanthes
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Strobilanthes
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Strobilanthes
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Strobilanthes
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Strobilanthes
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Strobilanthes
JSTOR Plant Science: Strobilanthes
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Strobilanthes
Plants of the World Online: Strobilanthes
Tropicos: Strobilanthes
Wikipedia: Strobilanthes

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Strobilanthes.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1607, retrieved 26 February 2024

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