7145.000 Lippia L.

Description of the genus

Erect shrubs, subshrubs or perennial herbs. Leaves opposite or in whorls of 3-4. Flowers small, sessile, in mostly pedunculate dense heads or spikes which sometimes elongate in fruit, 1-several heads per axil; each flower supported by a bract. Corolla white, greenish or creamy yellow; tube cylindric or funnel-shaped; limb ± 2-lipped. Stamens 4. Ovary 2-locular. Fruit dry, surrounded by the appressed calyx, separating into 2 pyrenes when mature.

Derivation of name: after A. Lippi (1678-1705) a French naturalist with Italian origins

Worldwide: c. 200 species in tropical America and Africa

Zimbabwe: 3 taxa.

Lippia javanica

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
javanica (Burm.f.) Spreng.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
oatesii Rolfe[End]W,C,SDescription, Image
woodii MoldenkeN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Lippia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Lippia
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Lippia
Flora of Malawi: Lippia
Flora of Mozambique: Lippia
Flora of Zambia: Lippia

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Lippia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1203, retrieved 24 April 2024

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