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Herbs or shrubs. Leaves opposite or alternate, simple. Inflorescence an elongated terminal bracteate spike. Flowers sessile, crowded, each flower sunk into an hollow in the rhachis. Corolla blue, purple, red or white, funnel- or salver-shaped, 5-lobed. Fertile stamens 2. Ovary 2-locular. Fruit included within the persistent calyx, splitting into 2 mericarps, these shortly beaked, striate on the back and usually pitted near the apex.
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Stachytarpheta Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1206
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Stachytarpheta

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Stachytarpheta is a plant genus in the verbena family (Verbenaceae). The flowers are rich in nectar and popular with many butterflies, such as the South Asian crimson rose (Atrophaneura hector), Malabar banded swallowtail (Papilio liomedon), and grass yellow (Eurema hecabe) Hummingbirds, especially small species like Lophornis coquettes, Chlorostilbon emeralds, and Discosura thorntails, are especially attracted for nectar. Several species in this genus are known as porterweeds.[1]

Species

Species include:[2]

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References

  1. ^ "Stachytarpheta". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
  2. ^ "The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species". Retrieved September 23, 2015.

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Stachytarpheta: Brief Summary

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Stachytarpheta is a plant genus in the verbena family (Verbenaceae). The flowers are rich in nectar and popular with many butterflies, such as the South Asian crimson rose (Atrophaneura hector), Malabar banded swallowtail (Papilio liomedon), and grass yellow (Eurema hecabe) Hummingbirds, especially small species like Lophornis coquettes, Chlorostilbon emeralds, and Discosura thorntails, are especially attracted for nectar. Several species in this genus are known as porterweeds.

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