7266.000 Phlomis L.

Gleason, H.A. & Cronquist, A. (1963) Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada D. van Nostrand Co, Inc. Princetown New Jersey.

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs or shrubs between 30 cm to 2 m tall. Leaves opposite, entire, hairy. Bracts often similar to lower leaves. Flowers large, in dense clusters axillary to the bracteal leaves. Calyx strongly 5-nerved with subulate lobes, the upper 3 ascending or erect, the lower spreading or deflexed; corolla strongly 2-lipped, the upper concave, the lower deflexed. Fruit consisting of nutlets, hairy at the tip.

Worldwide: Over 100 species, native from the Mediterranean to China.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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fruticosa L.

Other sources of information about Phlomis:

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Phlomis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1787, retrieved 29 September 2022

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