7951.000 Strobilanthes Blume


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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Other sources of information about Strobilanthes:

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Strobilanthes
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Strobilanthes
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Strobilanthes
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Strobilanthes
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Strobilanthes
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Strobilanthes
JSTOR Plant Science: Strobilanthes
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Strobilanthes
Plants of the World Online: Strobilanthes
Tropicos: Strobilanthes
Wikipedia: Strobilanthes

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Cultivated plants: genus page: Strobilanthes.
https://www.malawiflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1607, retrieved 11 June 2023

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