7345.010 Endostemon N.E.Br.

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs or soft shrublets. Leaves opposite. Inflorescences lax terminal or axillary racemes. Flowers in 2-6-flowered whorls; bracts persistent. Calyx 5-toothed, 2-lipped, accrescent; upper tooth largest, ovate, erect; 4 lower teeth equal, horizontal, lanceolate-triangular or subulate. Corolla ± equally 4-lobed; lobes flat. Stamens 4, included in corolla tube. Nutlets subcircular or oblong.

Worldwide: 17 species in tropical and South Africa and India

Botswana: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
tenuiflorus (Benth.) M.R. AshbyDescription, Image
tereticaulis (Poir.) M.R. AshbyDescription, Image

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Endostemon.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1228, retrieved 17 June 2021

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