8061.000 Megalochlamys Lindau

Leistner, O.A. (ed.) (2000) Seed plants of southern Africa: families and genera Strelitzia 10

Vollesen, K. (1989) A Revision of Megalochlamys and Ecbolium (Acanthaceae: Justicieae) Kew Bulletin 44(4) 601-680

Description of the genus

Shrubs or suffrutices. Inflorescence a terminal spike; bracts sometimes large with a cordate base; bracteoles 2. Calyx actinomorphic; lobes 5, ± linear. Corolla 2-lipped, bright or pale blue; upper lip ± entire; lower lip 3-fid. Fertile stamens 2, long-exserted; anthers 2-thecous. Ovary with 1-2 ovules per loculus. Capsule subspherical. Seeds flattened, borne on retinacula.

Worldwide: 10 species in Africa and the Arabian peninsula

Caprivi: 1 taxon.

Megalochlamys hamata

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hamata (Klotzsch) VollesenDescription, Image

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Megalochlamys

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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Caprivi: Genus page: Megalochlamys.
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