7345.000 Aeollanthus Mart. ex Spreng.


Ryding, O. (1986) The genus Aeollanthus sens. lat. Acta. Univ. Ups. Symb. Bot. Ups. 26: 1 1-152

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs or subshrubs, usually strongly aromatic, sometimes fleshy. Leaves opposite, sometimes alternate. Inflorescences of spikes forming panicles. Bracts small, often red-tinged, glandular. Calyx ± equally 5-fid to markedly 2-lipped, circumscissile usually below the middle. Corolla often showy, 2-lipped, violet, purple, blue or white; upper lip 4-lobed, less often entire or 2- or 3-lobed. Lower lip usually entire and boat-shaped. Style 2-lobed. Nutlet somewhat elongated.

Worldwide: 43 species in tropical and warm Africa

Zimbabwe: 7 taxa.

Aeollanthus ukamensis

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
buchnerianus Briq.W,C,E,SDescription, Image
neglectus (Dinter) LaunertN,W,E,SDescription, Image
rehmannii GürkeN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
serpiculoides BakerC,E,SDescription, Image
subacaulis (Baker) Hua & Briq. var. subacaulis CDescription, Image
ukamensis GürkeN,C,E,SDescription, Image
viscosus Ryding[NrEnd]EDescription, Image

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Flora of Mozambique: Aeollanthus
Flora of Zambia: Aeollanthus

External websites:

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

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: Aeollanthus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1227, retrieved 28 November 2023

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