7257.000 Physostegia Benth.

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

Erect, rhizomatous perennial herbs, up to 2 m tall. Leaves opposite, narrow, with serrate margins. Flowers showy, pink-purple or white, borne singly in the axils of small bracts, forming elongate terminal racemes. Calyx regular with triangular lobes; corolla tube much larger than calyx; upper lip straight, concave; lower lip spreading, 3-lobed. Fruit consisting of ovoid, smooth nutlets.

Worldwide: 12 species, native to North America

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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virginiana (L.) Benth.

Other sources of information about Physostegia:

External websites:

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

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: Physostegia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1788, retrieved 30 November 2023

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