7211.000 Ajuga L.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs. Flowers bisexual, in 2-many-flowered verticils, (in ours) arranged compactly to form an uninterrupted terminal spike. Calyx of 5 subequal lobes; not 2-lipped. Corolla 2-lipped; upper lip obsolete, very short; lower lip conspicuous and 3-lobed; tube exserted from the calyx. Perfect stamens 4. Filaments not basally connate. Ovary shallowly 4-lobed. Nutlets reticulate.

Derivation of name: not yoked, referring to calyx not being 2-lipped.

Worldwide: c. 50 species in the Old World, mostly in temperate regions but also lowland Malesia.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Ajuga reptans

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reptans L.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Ajuga:

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Ajuga.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1780, retrieved 29 September 2023

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