7264.000 Leonotis (Pers.) R.Br.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs or shrubs to 5 m. Inflorescence composed of 3-11 whorls per shoot, each whorl dense, spherical, axillary, many-flowered; bracts leaf-like; bracteoles linear, spine-tipped. Calyx 8-10-toothed; teeth usually rigid, spine-tipped. Corolla tubular, 2-lipped, white, covered with orange hairs (rarely white); tube with 1-3 transverse fringes of hairs inside; upper lip entire; lower lip 3-lobed. Stamens 4. Nutlets glabrous.

Worldwide: 9 species in tropical Africa, with 1, L. nepetifolia, extending to America and Asia

Botswana: 3 taxa.

Leonotis nepetifolia var. nepetifolia

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
intermedia Lindl.SE
nepetifolia (L.) W.T. Aiton var. nepetifolia N,SEDescription, Image
ocymifolia (Burm.f.) Iwarsson var. schinzii (G├╝rke) Iwarsson

Other sources of information about Leonotis:

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Flora of Caprivi: Leonotis
Flora of Malawi: Leonotis
Flora of Mozambique: Leonotis
Flora of Zambia: Leonotis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Leonotis
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Leonotis

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Leonotis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Leonotis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Leonotis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Leonotis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Leonotis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Leonotis.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1218, retrieved 14 December 2019

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