7980.000 Blepharis Juss.

Vollesen, K. (2000) Blepharis (Acanthaceae). A taxonomic revision. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs or shrubs. Leaves in false whorls of 4; one pair smaller than the other. Flowers in spike-like cymes. Calyx composed of 4 glumaceous sepals. Corolla 1-lipped; the lip 3-5-lobed. Stamens 4; 2 anterior filaments broader than the posterior. Ovary 2-locular. Capsule 2-seeded. Seeds discoid, covered with hygroscopic hairs.

Worldwide: 126 species, widespread in tropical Africa, South Africa, Arabia, through India extending to SE Asia and China.

Caprivi: 4 taxa.

Blepharis maderaspatensis

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SpeciesContent
integrifolia (L.f.) E. Mey. ex Schinz var. integrifolia [LR-lc]Description
leendertziae Oberm.[LR-lc]Description
maderaspatensis (L.) Roth[LR-lc]Description, Image
tenuiramea S. Moore[LR-lc]Description

Other sources of information about Blepharis:

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

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Caprivi: Genus page: Blepharis.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1343, retrieved 12 December 2019

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