8007.000 Asystasia Blume

Description of the genus

Herbs or shrubs. Inflorescence terminal or axillary, thyrses, cymes or solitary. Calyx actinomorphic, 5-lobed. Corolla ± actinomorphic or 2-lipped; campanulate above; rugula on upper lip indistinct; lobes 5. Fertile stamens 4, didynamous; anthers 2-thecous. Ovary with 2 ovules. Seeds without hygroscopic hairs.

Worldwide: c. 70 species in the Old World tropics

Botswana: 2 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Scopula minorata
Asystasia gangetica subsp. micrantha

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
gangetica (L.) T. Anderson subsp. micrantha (Nees) EnsermuNDescription, Image
mysorensis (Roth) T. AndersonNDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Asystasia:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

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: Asystasia.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1345, retrieved 18 November 2019

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