Acrotome Benth. ex Endl.

First published in Gen. Pl.: 627 (1838)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is S. Tropical & S. Africa.

Descriptions

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
[LKGF]

Sources

  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    • 'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Lamiaceae Key Genus Fact Sheets

    • Nina Davies, Gemma Bramley and Don Kirkup, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0