Hebenstretia L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 629 (1753)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Eritrea to S. Africa.

Descriptions

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

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

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

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

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 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