6484.000 Enicostema Blume

Description of the genus

Perennial herb (in ours). Leaves narrow, entire, 3-nerved. Flowers (4-)5-merous, in axillary clusters. Calyx with 3 short basal glands. Corolla actinomorphic; lobes shorter than tube, Filaments with a double-hooded scale at the base. Ovary 1-locular. Capsule obovoid with numerous seeds.

Worldwide: 3 species from Central America, West Indies, Africa, to the Lesser Sunda Islands and Madagascar

Mozambique: 2 taxa.

Enicostema axillare subsp. axillare

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
axillare (Lam.) A. Raynal subsp. axillare N,Z,T,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
axillare (Lam.) Raynal subsp. latilobum (N.E. Br.) RaynalN

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Flora of Malawi: Enicostema
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Enicostema
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Enicostema
JSTOR Plant Science: Enicostema
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Enicostema
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Tropicos: Enicostema
Wikipedia: Enicostema

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Enicostema.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1095, retrieved 15 June 2024

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