8013.000 Pachystachys Nees

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

Bailey, L.H. & Bailey, E.Z. (1976) Hortus Third. A concise Dictionary of Plants Cultivated in the United States and Canada Macmillan Publishing Co, Inc., New York

Description of the genus

Shrubs or herbs. Leaves opposite. Inflorescence a large terminal spike with large sometimes coloured bracts. Calyx lobes equal or upper one narrower. Corolla large, showy, white or red, strongly 2-lipped; lobes very unequal. Fertile stamens 2, attached at base of the corolla tube; two staminodes sometimes also present. Fruit a capsule. Seeds 4.

Derivation of name: Pachy-stachys; Greek for a thick spike

Worldwide: 12 species in tropical America

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Pachystachys lutea

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External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Pachystachys.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2298, retrieved 25 November 2020

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