1. Family: Scrophulariaceae Juss.
    1. Hebenstretia L.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Africa..

    [FZ]

    Scrophulariaceae, D. Philcox. Flora Zambesiaca 8:2. 1990

    Habit
    Annual or perennial herbs or undershrubs.
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, or the lower opposite, or appearing fasciculate with smaller leaves clustered in axils, narrow, entire or toothed.
    Flowers
    Flowers sessile in short or elongate spikes, spikes usually dense, frequently paniculate, bracteate.
    Bracts
    Bracts usually imbricate, exceeding calyx, lowest of ten leaf-like.
    Calyx
    Calyx spathaceous, entire or emarginate, membranous or hyaline, frequently binerved.
    Corolla
    Corolla tube slender, divided almost to the base forming a large, flattened or concave 4(5)-lobed limb.
    Stamens
    Stamens 4, didynamous, inserted on limb below lobes, filaments short, anthers oblong or linear.
    Pistil
    Ovary bilocular; style entire.
    Fruits
    Capsule cylindrical-ovoid to broadly ovoid, subterete or compressed; at rimes separating into 2 cocci at maturity.
    [FTEA]

    Scrophulariaceae, S.A. Ghazanfar, F.N. Hepper & D. Philcox. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2008

    Habit
    Annual or perenial herbs or small shrubs
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, or the lower opposite or clustered in axils appearing fascicled, narrow
    Flowers
    Flowers sessile, in short or long dense or paniculate spikes, bracteate
    Bracts
    Bracts usualy imbricate, exceeding the calyx
    Calyx
    Calyx 1 lobed, spathaceous, entire or emarginate, membranous or hyaline, frequently biveined
    Corolla
    Corolla tubular, divided almost to the base forming a large, flattened or concave 4(–5)-lobed limb
    Stamens
    Stamens 4, didynamous, inserted on limb below lobes; anthers oblong or linear
    Gynoecium
    Ovary bilocular; style entire
    Fruits
    Capsule separating into 2 cocci at maturity.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cape Provinces, Caprivi Strip, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Free State, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Hebenstretia L. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Sp. Pl.: 629 (1753)

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Gen. Pl., ed. 5 277 (1754).
    • Sp. Pl.: 629 (1753)
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Mitt. Bot. Staatss. München 15: 18–89 (1979)
    • Gen Pl.: ed. 5, 277 (1754)
    • Sp. Pl. 2: 629 (1753)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. 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 2019. 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