7951.000 Strobilanthes Blume

PERILEPTA Bremek.

Bailey, L.H. (1949) Manual of Cultivated Plants Revised edition. Macmillan, New York.

Description of the genus

Herbs or small shrubs. Leaves opposite, sometimes markedly different, entire or toothed. Flowers solitary in axils or borne in spikes or panicles. Calyx deeply divided into narrow segments. Corolla narrow below, broader above, with a 5-lobed limb, the lobes sometimes unequal but the corolla not 2-lipped. Fertile stamens 4 or sometimes 2 with 2 staminodes. Bracts small and inconspicuous. Ovules 2 per loculus. Capsule oblong or linear.

Derivation of name: From the Greek: cone-flower, referring to the inflorescence of some species.

Worldwide: 250 species in tropical Asia

Malawi: 1 cultivated taxon.

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hamiltoniana (Steud.) Bosser & HeineImage

Other sources of information about Strobilanthes:

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Flora of Zambia: cultivated Strobilanthes
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Strobilanthes

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Strobilanthes
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Strobilanthes
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Strobilanthes
Wikipedia: Strobilanthes
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Strobilanthes
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Strobilanthes

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Malawi: Cultivated plants: genus page: Strobilanthes.
https://www.malawiflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1607, retrieved 26 July 2021

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