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Genus :

HEMIGRAPHIS

Family :

ACANTHACEAE

Description


Erect or ascending herbs, subshrubs or shrubs. Leaves opposite, entire or crenate. Flowers sessile in terminal or axillary spikes or heads, blue or yellow. Bracts large, ovate or lanceolate, 4-ranked, each 1-flowered, bracteoles small, sometimes absent. Calyx 5-lobed, lobes linear-lanceolate, equal. Corolla tubular-vetricose or funnel-shaped, 5-lobed, subequal, lobes obtuse. Stamens 4, didynamous, all fertile, included, anthers dithecous. Ovary 2-locular, each locule 3-10 ovuled, style long, filiform, stigma unequally 2-lobed. Capsules linear or linear-oblong, without stipe. Seeds compressed, discoid, densely hygroscopically hairy.

Key to the species

Serial Key Reference
1a. Corolla tubular-ventricose; longer filaments glabrous in the upper half H. hirta
1b. Corolla funnel-shaped; longer filaments densely bearded in upper half H. latebrosa