6484.000 Enicostema Blume

Description of the genus

Perennial herb (in ours). Leaves narrow, entire, 3-nerved. Flowers (4-)5-merous, in axillary clusters. Calyx with 3 short basal glands. Corolla actinomorphic; lobes shorter than tube, Filaments with a double-hooded scale at the base. Ovary 1-locular. Capsule obovoid with numerous seeds.

Worldwide: 3 species from Central America, West Indies, Africa, to the Lesser Sunda Islands and Madagascar

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Enicostema axillare subsp. axillare

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
axillare (Lam.) A. Raynal subsp. axillare N,W,E,SDescription, Image

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Flora of Botswana: Enicostema
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Flora of Malawi: Enicostema
Flora of Mozambique: Enicostema
Flora of Zambia: Enicostema

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

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: Genus page: Enicostema.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1095, retrieved 4 December 2022

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