1. Family: Lamiaceae Martinov
    1. Acrotome Benth. ex Endl.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical & S. Africa.

    [LKGF]

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    Habit
    Annual or perennial herbs or subshrubs, with simple hairs
    Leaves
    Usually narrow, ± toothed, petiolate or at least narrowed at base
    Inflorescences
    Thyrsoid
    Fruiting calyx
    Zygomorphic or almost actinomorphic, 5-10-lobed, lobes equal or variously unequal, usually ± spinose
    Corolla
    Strongly 2-lipped, 4-lobed (1/3), white
    Labellum
    Posterior lip long, slightly hooded, outside ± densely pubescent; anterior lip slightly longer than the posterior lip
    Stamens
    Included in corolla-tube, thecae confluent; style included in corolla-tube, hairy, obliquely entire at apex
    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

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    Distribution

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

    Literature

    Lamiaceae Key Genus Fact Sheets
    • 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
    • Codd, Fl. Southern Africa 28, 4: 19-23 (1985).
    • Achyrospermum Blume, Bijdr.: 840 (1826)

    Sources

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. 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 2020. 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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