Genus comparison: Plectranthus and Stachys (Lamiaceae)

Plectranthus (Spurflower)
*2 spur-like appendages, erect/ semi-erect, adjoined to the rim of the upper corolla tube hood
*Lack a leafy calyx at base of corolla tube

Stachys (Hedgenettles)
*Lack any appendages on the side of the upper corolla hood. Outer lower tepal lobes sometimes shrunk, superficially resemble spurs but aren't
*Very leafy calyx, immediately subtending at the base of the tube

Publicado por anthonywalton anthonywalton, 12 de mayo de 2020

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anthonywalton

Fecha

Mayo 25, 2016

Descripción

White, trumpet shaped flower


Leaves hairy (underside and upperside), margins broadly toothed. Stem hairy. Seed pods clustered on stem branches, aromatic. Flowers at base of pod branches. Corolla forming a tube in the shape of a trumpet

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anthonywalton

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Mayo 9, 2020 01:02 PM SAST

Descripción

Slender herb with a creeping habit. Probing shoots growing from leaf axils
Leaves concentrated towards lower half of plant
Covered in fine hairs
Flowers intermediate along stem, in axillary whorls

Growing in scrub under sandstone ledge

Cape Peninsula Fynbos

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