7579.000 Hebe Comm. ex Juss.

Bailey, L.H. (1949) Manual of Cultivated Plants Revised edition. Macmillan, New York.

Clapham, A.R., Tutin, T.G. & Moore, D.M. (1989) Flora of the British Isles. 3rd edition. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

Description of the genus

Shrubs or small trees. Leaves opposite, persistent and leathery, leaving copious leaf scars. Inflorescences of axillary racemes or small heads. Calyx 4-lobed. Corolla with short tube and 4 spreading lobes. Stamens 2, exserted. Ovary with septum extending longitudinally. Capsule dehiscing septicidally.

Derivation of name: Hebe: greek for small

Worldwide: 90 species in Australasia (especially New Zealand), Papuasia and temperate S America

Zimbabwe: 3 cultivated taxa.

Hebe speciosa

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salicifolia (G. Forst.) Pennell
speciosa (A. Cunn.) AndersonImage

Other sources of information about Hebe:

External websites:

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

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: Hebe.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2137, retrieved 11 August 2022

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