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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External websites:

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

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: Rosmarinus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1789, retrieved 7 December 2023

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