7350.000 Plectranthus L'Hér.



HOLOSTYLON Robyns & J.-P. Lebrun



Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs or subshrubs. Stems herbaceous or woody below, sometimes succulent. Inflorescence paniculate, racemose or subspicate, usually terminal. Flowers in whorls, few-flowered cymes or dichasia, occasionally solitary. Bracts small, clearly differentiated from the leaves. Calyx 2-lipped (the upper lip consisting of a large single tooth, the lower lip of 4 lanceolate-triangular or subulate teeth) or subequally 5-toothed. Corolla 2-lipped, tube usually bent and expanded near the base; upper lip usually 4-lobed, shorter than the boat-shaped lower lip. Stamens 4; filaments free or united at base. Stigma shortly 2-lobed. Nutlets smooth.

Worldwide: c. 200 species from tropical and warm parts of the Old World

Mozambique: 41 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Junonia orithya (Eyed pansy)
Precis archesia (Garden commodore, Garden inspector)
Plectranthus caudatus

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
alboviolaceus GürkeZ
amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng.N,M
annuus A.J. Paton MS
autranii (Briq.) Erhardt, Götz & SeyboldMSImage
baumii GürkeNDescription, Image
bojeri (Benth.) HedgeMSDescription, Image
calycinus Benth.M
caudatus S. Moore[NrEnd][LR-nt]MSImage
chimanimaniensis S. Moore[NrEnd]MSImage
cucullatus A.J. Paton N
densus A.J. Paton N
djalonensis (A. Chev.) A.J PatonMSDescription, Image
esculentus N.E. Br.N,Z,T,MSDescription, Image
fruticosus L'Hér.M
gracilis Suess.N,Z,T,MSDescription, Image
gracillimus (T.C.E. Fr.) Hutch. & DandyN,MSDescription, Image
guruensis A.J. Paton Z
hadiensis (Forssk.) Spreng.N,MSDescription, Image
kapatensis (R.E. Fr.) J.K. MortonZ,MSDescription, Image
lasianthus (Gürke) VollesenN,T,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
laxiflorus Benth.Z,MSDescription, Image
leptophyllus (Baker) A.J. PatonMS
madagascariensis (Pers.) Benth.GI
melleri Baker Z
montanus Benth. MS
neochilus Schltr.T,MSDescription, Image
petiolaris Benth.M
psammophilus CoddGI,M
pubescens BakerN,T
sanguineus BrittenN,Z,MSDescription, Image
sessilifolius A.J. Paton[NrEnd]MSDescription, Image
shirensis (Gürke) A.J. PatonZ,MSDescription, Image
spicatus Benth.M
stenophyllus BakerN
stenosiphon BakerN,Z,MSDescription, Image
swynnertonii S. MooreMSDescription, Image
tetragonus GürkeN
thyrsoideus (Baker) B. MathewMSDescription, Image
verticillatus (L.f.) DruceM
vesicularis A.J. Paton N
viphyensis Brummitt & Seyani subsp. viphyensis N

Other sources of information about Plectranthus:

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Flora of Botswana: Plectranthus
Flora of Caprivi: Plectranthus
Flora of Malawi: Plectranthus
Flora of Zambia: Plectranthus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Plectranthus
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Plectranthus

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Plectranthus.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1231, retrieved 22 September 2017

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