7219.000 Rosmarinus L.

Stace, C.A. (2010) New Flora of the British Isles. 3rd edition. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

Description of the genus

Evergreen shrubs with square stems, fragrant. Leaves linear, entire, with revolute margins. Calyx 2-lipped, with large entire upper lip, and narrower 2-lobed lower lip. Corolla pale to deep mauvish-blue, strongly zygomorphic, with 2-lobed upper lip and 3-lobed lower lip; stamens longer than the corolla, Fruit nutlets.

Worldwide: 2 species in Europe and the Mediterranean region

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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officinalis L.

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

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: Rosmarinus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1789, retrieved 26 September 2022

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