7271.000 Lamium L.

LAMIASTRUM Heist. ex Fabr.

Leistner, O.A. (ed.) (2000) Seed plants of southern Africa: families and genera Strelitzia 10

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial soft herbs. Leaves toothed. Inflorescences usually simple, of one to several verticils; verticils few- to many-flowered; bracts broad-based, often clasping. Calyx tubular-campanulate, usually 5-nerved with 5 teeth. Corolla bilabiate, white, pink or purple; tube dilated towards the mouth, upper lip ascending, concave; lower lip spreading. Fruit nutlets, smooth.

Worldwide: About 40 species in the north temperate zone of the Old World; 1 species fairly widespread in southern Africa.

Zimbabwe: 4 cultivated taxa.

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amplexicaule L.
galeobdolon (L.) L.
maculatum L.
purpureum L.

Other sources of information about Lamium:

External websites:

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

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: Lamium.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1782, retrieved 30 November 2023

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