7305.001 Micromeria Benth.


Description of the genus

Aromatic perennial herbs, subshrubs or shrubs. Leaves opposite, entire; margin thickened. Inflorescence a thyrse, sometimes the cymes reduced to single flowers; bracts similar to stem leaves but becoming smaller in upper part of stem. Calyx 5-lobed, weakly zygomorphic to strongly 2-lipped. Corolla 2-lipped; posterior lip emarginate; anterior lip 3-lobed, almost flat. Stamens 4, ascending under posterior lip. Ovaryy 4-lobed; style gynobasic. Nutlets matt.

Worldwide: C. 50 species from Europe, Asia and Africa.

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Micromeria imbricata var. imbricata

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
imbricata (Forssk.) C. Chr. var. imbricata N,C,E,SDescription, Image
imbricata (Forssk.) C. Chr. var. rhodesiaca (E. Walther & K.H. Walther) Ryding EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Micromeria:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Micromeria
Flora of Malawi: Micromeria
Flora of Mozambique: Micromeria
Flora of Zambia: Micromeria

External websites:

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

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: Micromeria.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1928, retrieved 20 July 2024

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