7347.000 Pycnostachys Hook.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs or shrubs. Leaves opposite or whorled. Inflorescence a dense terminal spike. Bracts small, distinct from the leaves. Calyx ± equally 5-toothed; teeth subulate, becoming spiny in fruit. Corolla 2-lipped; upper lip 4-lobed, shorter than the lower; lower lip relatively large, boat-shaped. Stamens 4, didynamous, lying in the lower lip. Style slender, shortly 2-fid.

Worldwide: 37 species in tropical and South Africa and Madagascar

Malawi: 8 taxa.

Pycnostachys orthodonta

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
de-wildemaniana Robyns & J.-P. LebrunN,CDescription, Image
orthodonta GürkeN,C,SDescription, Image
parvifolia Baker N
ruandensis De Wild.N,C
schliebenii Mildbr. N
sphaerocephala Baker N,C
stuhlmannii GürkeN,C,SDescription, Image
urticifolia Hook.N,C,SDescription, Image

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Wikipedia: Pycnostachys
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pycnostachys
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pycnostachys

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: Pycnostachys.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1229, retrieved 7 February 2023

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