7145.000 Lippia L.

Description of the genus

Erect shrubs, subshrubs or perennial herbs. Leaves opposite or in whorls of 3-4. Flowers small, sessile, in mostly pedunculate dense heads or spikes which sometimes elongate in fruit, 1-several heads per axil; each flower supported by a bract. Corolla white, greenish or creamy yellow; tube cylindric or funnel-shaped; limb ± 2-lipped. Stamens 4. Ovary 2-locular. Fruit dry, surrounded by the appressed calyx, separating into 2 pyrenes when mature.

Derivation of name: after A. Lippi (1678-1705) a French naturalist with Italian origins

Worldwide: c. 200 species in tropical America and Africa

Malawi: 5 taxa.

Lippia javanica

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
baumii Gürke var. nyassensis R. Fern.[End]N
javanica (Burm.f.) Spreng.N,C,SDescription, Image
plicata BakerN,C,SDescription, Image
praecox Mildbr. ex Moldenke var. nyikensis (R. Fern.) G.V. Pope[End]N
woodii MoldenkeDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Lippia:

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Flora of Botswana: Lippia
Flora of Mozambique: Lippia
Flora of Zambia: Lippia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Lippia

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Lippia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1203, retrieved 26 June 2022

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