Description of the genus
Erect or ascending subscabrid perennial herbs. Leaves opposite or subopposite, simple. Inflorescence spike-like. Bracts small. Calyx tubular, 5-ribbed, with 4-5 mostly short teeth, persistent, enlarging and covering the fruit, usually contracted and ± beaked at the mouth. Corolla limb ± 2-lipped, with 5 unequal lobes. Fertile stamens 4, didynamous. Ovary 4-locular. Fruit eventually splitting into 2
Worldwide: 20 species in tropical and warm zones
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Other sources of information about Priva:Flora of Zimbabwe
(electronic Plant Information Center): PrivaFlora Zambesiaca
web site: PrivaGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for PrivaIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): PrivaKew Herbarium catalogue
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Stefaan Dondeyne 2007-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Dondeyne, S.
. Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Priva.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1207, retrieved 19 May 2013