7342.000 Hyptis Jacq.

Description of the genus

Annual or short-lived perennial herbs. Flowers in opposite several-many-flowered cymes arranged in spike-like racemes or panicles; bracts leafy below, becoming smaller towards apex. Calyx ribbed, subequally 5-toothed; the tube somewhat accrescent in fruit. Corolla small, 5-lobed, ± 2-lipped; lowest lobe saccate. Stamens 4, declinate.

Comment: Following a recent revision of the subfamily Hyptidinae (Harley & Pastore in Phytotaxa 58: 1-55, 2012) the introduced species in Zimbabwe, formerly placed in this genus have been moved to Cantinoa or Mesosphaerum.

Worldwide: 164 species in warm and tropical areas of America and West Africa with a few weedy species elsewhere in the Old World tropics.

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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lanceolata Poir.N,S

Other sources of information about Hyptis:

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Flora of Botswana: Hyptis
Flora of Caprivi: Hyptis
Flora of Mozambique: Hyptis
Flora of Zambia: Hyptis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Hyptis

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

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: Genus page: Hyptis.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1226, retrieved 23 March 2023

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