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

Mozambique: 5 taxa.

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

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
gangetica (L.) T. Anderson subsp. micrantha (Nees) EnsermuN,Z,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
glandulosa LindauNDescription, Image
malawiana Brummitt & ChisumpaZ
mysorensis (Roth) T. AndersonMS,MDescription, Image
retrocarpa T. EdwardsGI,MDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Asystasia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Asystasia
Flora of Caprivi: Asystasia
Flora of Malawi: 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 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Asystasia.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1345, retrieved 12 December 2017

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