7313.000 Hyssopus L.

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

Perennial herbs or shrubs, aromatic. Stems erect branched with fine hairs at the tips. Leaves simple, linear. Flowers, small, blue, borne on the upper part of the branches. Calyx regular, lobes triangular, cuspidate; corolla strongly 2-lipped, the upper lip small, obovate, shallowly 2-lobed. The lower lip much larger with lateral lobes bent upwards. Fruit consisting of smooth ovoid nutlets.

Worldwide: 8 species native to the Mediterranean and east to Mongolia.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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officinalis L.

Other sources of information about Hyssopus:

External websites:

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

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: Hyssopus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2077, retrieved 26 September 2022

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