7345.000 Aeollanthus Mart. ex Spreng.

ICOMUM Hua

Ryding, O. (1986) The genus Aeollanthus sens. lat. Acta. Univ. Ups. Symb. Bot. Ups. 26: 1 1-152

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs or subshrubs, usually strongly aromatic, sometimes fleshy. Leaves opposite, sometimes alternate. Inflorescences of spikes forming panicles. Bracts small, often red-tinged, glandular. Calyx ± equally 5-fid to markedly 2-lipped, circumscissile usually below the middle. Corolla often showy, 2-lipped, violet, purple, blue or white; upper lip 4-lobed, less often entire or 2- or 3-lobed. Lower lip usually entire and boat-shaped. Style 2-lobed. Nutlet somewhat elongated.

Worldwide: 43 species in tropical and warm Africa

Mozambique: 12 taxa.

Aeollanthus subacaulis var. linearis

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
buchnerianus Briq.N,MSDescription, Image
engleri Briq.
fruticosus Gürke
myrianthus Baker subsp. gamwelliae (G. Taylor) Ryding
parvifolius Benth.
rehmannii GürkeDescription, Image
serpiculoides BakerN,Z,MSDescription, Image
serpiculoides × ukamensis
subacaulis (Baker) Hua & Briq. var. subacaulis N,ZDescription, Image
subacaulis (Baker) Hua & Briq. var. linearis (Burkill) RydingDescription, Image
ukamensis GürkeDescription, Image
viscosus Ryding[NrEnd]MSDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Aeollanthus:

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Flora of Botswana: Aeollanthus
Flora of Malawi: Aeollanthus
Flora of Zambia: Aeollanthus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Aeollanthus

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Aeollanthus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Aeollanthus
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Aeollanthus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Aeollanthus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Aeollanthus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Aeollanthus.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1227, retrieved 20 January 2018

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