8136.070 Conostomium (Stapf) Cufod.

Description of the genus

Perennial herb (in ours) with erect 4-angled stems. Leaves narrow, linear to lanceolate, with obscure lateral veins. Flowers mostly 4-merous, blue (in ours) in terminal inflorescences surrounded by leafy bracts, never heterostylous; anthers included and style exserted. Calyx lobes 4, linear. Corolla with long cylindric tube and 4 lobes. Ovary 2-locular; ovules numerous. Capsule beaked, bearing persistent calyx lobes.

Worldwide: 9 species in eastern and central tropical Africa and South Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Conostomium natalense

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natalense (Hochst.) Bremek.EDescription, Image

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Flora of Mozambique: Conostomium

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Conostomium
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Conostomium
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Conostomium
Wikipedia: Conostomium
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Conostomium
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Conostomium

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Conostomium.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1362, retrieved 27 September 2022

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