7980.000 Blepharis Juss.

Vollesen, K. (2000) Blepharis (Acanthaceae). A taxonomic revision. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs or shrubs. Leaves in false whorls of 4; one pair smaller than the other. Flowers in spike-like cymes. Calyx composed of 4 glumaceous sepals. Corolla 1-lipped; the lip 3-5-lobed. Stamens 4; 2 anterior filaments broader than the posterior. Ovary 2-locular. Capsule 2-seeded. Seeds discoid, covered with hygroscopic hairs.

Worldwide: 126 species, widespread in tropical Africa, South Africa, Arabia, through India extending to SE Asia and China.

Mozambique: 18 taxa.

Blepharis maderaspatensis

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
acanthodioides KlotzschN,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
affinis LindauN,Z
bainesii S. Moore ex C.B. ClarkeTDescription
buchneri LindauN?,Z,T,MSDescription, Image
diversispina (Nees) C.B. ClarkeGIDescription, Image
dunensis Vollesen[NrEnd]N,Z
gazensis Vollesen[End]GI
grandis C.B. ClarkeN,TDescription, Image
integrifolia (L.f.) E. Mey. ex Schinz var. integrifolia GI,MDescription
integrifolia (L.f.) E. Mey. ex Schinz var. clarkei (Schinz) Oberm.M
involucrata SolmsNDescription
leendertziae Oberm.T,MSDescription, Image
maderaspatensis (L.) RothN,T,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
obermeyerae VollesenM
pungens KlotzschT,MS,GIDescription, Image
swaziensis Vollesen[NrEnd]M
tenuiramea S. MooreTDescription, Image
torrei Vollesen[NrEnd]N

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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Blepharis
Wikipedia: Blepharis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Blepharis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Blepharis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Blepharis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1343, retrieved 2 April 2023

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