7238.000 Marrubium L.

Leistner, O.A. (ed.) (2000) Seed plants of southern Africa: families and genera Strelitzia 10

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs, usually hairy. Leaves petiolate, toothed. Inflorescences if spaced, dense, many-flowered verticils; bracts leaf-like; flowers sessile. Calyx tubular, widening towards the mouth, 5-10 nerved, densely hairy inside mouth; teeth 10, sub-equal, spine recurved or hooked. Corolla small, white to purplish; tube included in the calyx, upper lip erect. Lower lip slightly longer and spreading. Fruit ovoid nutlets.

Worldwide: 30 species native to Europe, North Africa and Asia.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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vulgare L.

Other sources of information about Marrubium:

External websites:

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

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: Marrubium.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2075, retrieved 28 November 2023

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