8007.000 Asystasia Blume

Description of the genus

Herbs or shrubs. Inflorescence terminal or axillary, thyrses, cymes or solitary. Calyx actinomorphic, 5-lobed. Corolla ± actinomorphic or 2-lipped; campanulate above; rugula on upper lip indistinct; lobes 5. Fertile stamens 4, didynamous; anthers 2-thecous. Ovary with 2 ovules. Seeds without hygroscopic hairs.

Worldwide: c. 70 species in the Old World tropics

Malawi: 3 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Scopula minorata
Asystasia intrusa

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
glandulosa LindauN,C,SDescription, Image
intrusa (Forssk.) BlumeN,C,SDescription, Image
malawiana Brummitt & ChisumpaC,S

Other sources of information about Asystasia:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

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: Asystasia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1345, retrieved 15 July 2024

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