8048.000 Ecbolium Kurz

Vollesen, K. (1989) A Revision of Megalochlamys and Ecbolium (Acanthaceae: Justicieae) Kew Bulletin 44(4) 601-680

Description of the genus

Shrubs or subshrubs. Inflorescence a terminal spike. Bracts large, obscuring the calyx; bracteoles linear. Calyx actinomorphic; lobes 5, somewhat unequal; tube shorter than lobes. Corolla not resupinate, 2-lipped; upper lip entire or 2-fid; lower lip deeply 3-lobed; lobes much shorter than the tube. Fertile stamens 2, exserted; anthers 2-thecous. Ovary with 1(-2) ovules per loculus. Seeds borne on reinacula; seeds with hygroscopic glochidiate hairs.

Worldwide: 22 species in eastern and southern Africa, Madagascar, Comoros,Arabian peninsula, India and Malaysia

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Ecbolium clarkei var. puberulum

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clarkei Hiern var. puberulum VollesenSDescription, Image

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Ecbolium.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1352, retrieved 26 January 2021

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