7339.000 Tetradenia Benth.


Codd, L.E. (1983) The genus Tetradenia Benth. (Lamiaceae) I. African species Bothalia 14(2) 177-183

Phillipson, P.B. & Steyn, C.F. (2008) Tetradenia (Lamiaceae) in Africa: new species and new combinations Adansonia series 3 30(1) 177-196

Description of the genus

Soft shrubs or small trees, usually ± leafless at flowering, with brittle or semi-succulent stems. Leaves often semi-succulent, crenate-dentate, aromatic. Inflorescence terminal, paniculate, the ultimate branches spike-like; bracts small, ovate-triangular. Flowers functionally unisexual, in whorls of 4-10, mauve or whitish. Calyx minute, campanulate, 3-lobed, the lateral lobes often emarginate or 2-fid, giving the calyx a 5-lobed appearance. Corolla tubular or funnel-shaped with 4-lobed limb; the upper lobe emarginate or 2-fid so that the corolla also may appear to have 5 lobes. Stamens 4 or 0 in female flowers. Style exserted.

Worldwide: 9 species in tropical Africa and Madagascar

Botswana: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
brevispicata (N.E. Br.) CoddSE
riparia (Hochst.) Codd sensu lato[Agg]Description, Image

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Tetradenia
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Flora of Zambia: Tetradenia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Tetradenia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Tetradenia

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Tetradenia
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Tropicos: Tetradenia
Wikipedia: Tetradenia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Tetradenia.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1225, retrieved 25 June 2024

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