7236.000 Acrotome Benth. ex Endl.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs or subshrubs. Inflorescence of few-many-flowered, often subspherical, whorls; bracts leaf-like; bracteoles linear, often bristle-like. Calyx tubular, 10-11-nerved, with 5-11 equal or unequal teeth. Corolla 2-lipped, white; upper lip shorter than the lower; lower lip 3-lobed, the middle lobe longest. Stamens 4, included in the corolla tube and held together by intertwining hairs.

Similar to the genus Leucas and differing in the stamens which are included in the corolla tube and held together by intermingling hairs and by the upper lip of the corolla which is shorter than the lower lip (usually longer in Leucas).

Worldwide: 8 species in tropical and South Africa

Caprivi: 2 taxa.

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angustifolia G. TaylorDescription, Image
inflata Benth.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Acrotome:

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Flora of Botswana: Acrotome
Flora of Malawi: Acrotome
Flora of Mozambique: Acrotome
Flora of Zambia: Acrotome
Flora of Zimbabwe: Acrotome

External websites:

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

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 Caprivi: Genus page: Acrotome.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1217, retrieved 9 December 2022

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