7281.000 Stachys L.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs, subshrubs or shrubs. Leaves entire or toothed. Inflorescence a terminal or axillary spike or raceme; flowers in 2-many-flowered whorls; bracts leaf-like or reduced; bracteoles usually present. Calyx subequally 5-toothed (or rarely ± 2-lipped), 5-10-nerved. Corolla 2-lipped; upper lip erect or ascending, usually concave or arched, entire or very shortly emarginate, usually shorter than the lower lip; lower lip spreading or reflexed, 3-lobed. Stamens 4, ascending under the upper lip; style 2-fid.

Worldwide: 300 species in temperate and warm regions of the world and on tropical mountains

Malawi: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
aculeolata Hook. f. var. inermis Y.B. Harv.N
didymantha Brenan[NrEnd]S
pseudonigricans GürkeN,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Stachys:

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Flora of Botswana: Stachys
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Stachys
Flora of Mozambique: Stachys
Flora of Zambia: Stachys
Flora of Zimbabwe: Stachys
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Stachys

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Stachys.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1220, retrieved 18 June 2024

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