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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Angola.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[LKGF]

Harley, R.M. et al. (2004). Labiatae, in The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants (K. Kubitzki, ed. in chief) VI: 167-275. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York.

Morphology General Habit
Herbs, ± aromatic
Morphology Leaves
Leaves simple
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence thyrsoid with cymes sessile, 3-flowered
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts persistent, not coloured, inconspicuous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx radially symmetrical, tubular-campanulate, straight, 5-lobed, lobes equal, deltoid; throat open, glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla strongly 2-lipped, 5-lobed (4/1), violet, posterior lip ascending, with 2 median lobes exceeding lateral lobes, anterior lip horizontal, concave, corolla-tube straight, parallel-sided, dilating at throat
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4 held over lower lip, posterior pair attached above midpoint of corolla-tube, glabrous, inappendiculate, anterior pair attached at corolla throat
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style capitate-clavate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigma lobes equal, rounded, connivent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disc 4-lobed with anterior lobe larger
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets ± ovoid, glabrous, perhaps not mucilaginous.
Note
One species, B. lanceolata (Gürke) G.Tayl.
Ecology
In marshes
Distribution
Angola.

Native to:

Angola

Benguellia G.Taylor appears in other Kew resources:

First published in J. Bot. 69(Suppl. 2): 156 (1931)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. 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

  • Benguellia G. Tayl. in J. Bot. 69 (suppl. 2): 156 (1931).
  • 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
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Lamiaceae Key Genus Fact Sheets
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