7350.040 Isodon (Benth.) Spach.


Leistner, O.A. (2005) Seed plants of southern tropical Africa: families and genera SABONET Report No. 26 SABONET, Pretoria

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs or subshrubs, much-branched; stems and branches acutely quadrangular. Leaves shortly petiolate to subsessile, ovate to oblong, acute, rounded at base, dentate to crenulate. Inflorescences dichotomously branched axillary and terminal panicles; bracts not sharply differentiated from the leaves; bracteoles linear, very small. Calyx urceolate-campanulate, sometimes obscurely separated into a 3-toothed upper lip and 3-toothed lower lip; teeth sub-equal. Corolla 2-lipped; tube relatively straight; upper lip reflexed, lower lip almost flat.

Worldwide: Around 100 species in tropical and subtropical Asia; 1 species in tropical Africa.

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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ramosissimus (Hook. f.) CoddN,C,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Isodon:

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Flora of Zambia: Isodon
Flora of Zimbabwe: Isodon

External websites:

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

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: Isodon.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1233, retrieved 29 November 2022

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