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This genus is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical & S. Africa.
Acrotome angustifolia G.Taylor

[LKGF]

Nina Davies, Gemma Bramley & Don Kirkup, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial herbs or subshrubs, with simple hairs
Morphology Leaves
Usually narrow, ± toothed, petiolate or at least narrowed at base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Thyrsoid
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits Fruiting calyx
Zygomorphic or almost actinomorphic, 5-10-lobed, lobes equal or variously unequal, usually ± spinose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Strongly 2-lipped, 4-lobed (1/3), white
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Labellum
Posterior lip long, slightly hooded, outside ± densely pubescent; anterior lip slightly longer than the posterior lip
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Included in corolla-tube, thecae confluent; style included in corolla-tube, hairy, obliquely entire at apex
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets trigonous, truncate or subtruncate and usually with sessile glands at apex. 2n = 26
Distribution
Six spp., South tropical and Southern Africa
Ecology
Moist to mesic forests and by river banks Dry places

Native to:

Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Acrotome Benth. ex Endl. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Gen. Pl.: 627 (1838)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Lamiaceae Key Genus Fact Sheets

  • Achyrospermum Blume, Bijdr.: 840 (1826)
  • Codd, Fl. Southern Africa 28, 4: 19-23 (1985).
  • Harley RM, Atkins S, Budantsev AL, Cantino PD, Conn BJ, Grayer R, Harley MM, de Kok RPJ, Krestovskaja T, Morales R, Paton AJ, Ryding O, and Upson T. 2004. Labiatae, in The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants (K. Kubitzki, ed. in chief) VI: 167-275. Sp

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Lamiaceae Key Genus Fact Sheets
Nina Davies, Gemma Bramley and Don Kirkup, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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