7347.000 Pycnostachys Hook.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs or shrubs. Leaves opposite or whorled. Inflorescence a dense terminal spike. Bracts small, distinct from the leaves. Calyx ± equally 5-toothed; teeth subulate, becoming spiny in fruit. Corolla 2-lipped; upper lip 4-lobed, shorter than the lower; lower lip relatively large, boat-shaped. Stamens 4, didynamous, lying in the lower lip. Style slender, shortly 2-fid.

Worldwide: 37 species in tropical and South Africa and Madagascar

Zimbabwe: 5 taxa.

Pycnostachys urticifolia

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
de-wildemaniana Robyns & J.-P. LebrunN,CDescription, Image
orthodonta GürkeN,C,EDescription, Image
reticulata (E. Mey.) Benth.EDescription, Image
stuhlmannii GürkeN,C,E,SDescription, Image
urticifolia Hook.W,C,E,SDescription, Image

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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pycnostachys
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pycnostachys
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Tropicos: Pycnostachys
Wikipedia: Pycnostachys

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: Pycnostachys.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1229, retrieved 21 May 2024

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