7264.000 Leonotis (Pers.) R.Br.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs or shrubs to 5 m. Inflorescence composed of 3-11 whorls per shoot, each whorl dense, spherical, axillary, many-flowered; bracts leaf-like; bracteoles linear, spine-tipped. Calyx 8-10-toothed; teeth usually rigid, spine-tipped. Corolla tubular, 2-lipped, white, covered with orange hairs (rarely white); tube with 1-3 transverse fringes of hairs inside; upper lip entire; lower lip 3-lobed. Stamens 4. Nutlets glabrous.

Worldwide: 9 species in tropical Africa, with 1, L. nepetifolia, extending to America and Asia

Zimbabwe: 4 taxa.

Leonotis ocymifolia var. raineriana

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
nepetifolia (L.) W.T. Aiton var. nepetifolia N,W,C,SDescription, Image
ocymifolia (Burm. f.) Iwarsson var. ocymifolia N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
ocymifolia (Burm. f.) Iwarsson var. raineriana (Vis.) IwarssonN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
ocymifolia (Burm.f.) Iwarsson var. schinzii (G├╝rke) IwarssonWDescription

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Flora of Botswana: Leonotis
Flora of Caprivi: Leonotis
Flora of Malawi: Leonotis
Flora of Mozambique: Leonotis
Flora of Zambia: Leonotis
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Leonotis

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Leonotis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1218, retrieved 29 September 2023

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