7212.000 Teucrium L.

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013) Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) 1-346

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs with few stems arising from a woody rhizome. Leaves opposite, decussate. Inflorescence terminal, thyrsoid with cymes opposite and arranged in a raceme-like manner. Flowers non-resupinate. Calyx green, campanulate, 5-lobed, persistent and slightly accrescent in fruit; corolla white, tube short, split dorsally to near base of tube giving a 1-lipped appearance; lobes 5, all on anterior side, with the anterior lobe longer than the others. Ovary hairy, Fruit 4-lobed eventually splitting into 4 dry reticulate mericarps each containing a seed; mericarps conspicuously scarred with an areole where previously fused, pubescent at apex. Seeds albuminous. .

Worldwide: About 300 species mainly in temperate areas

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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chamaedrys L.

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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: Teucrium.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2039, retrieved 18 August 2022

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