Leonotis ocymifolia

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Leonotis ocymifolia
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Leonotis
Species:
L. ocymifolia
Binomial name
Leonotis ocymifolia
(Burm.f.) Iwarsson, 1985

Leonotis ocymifolia, occasionally referred to as the minaret flower, is a flowering plant of the mint family, Lamiaceae. The plant is used in Ethiopian folk medicine[1] (link misleading) and found in Eastern Africa spanning from Sudan to South Africa.[2] The plant is reasonably drought-resistant and wind tolerant. Unlike the similar Leonotus leonuris, in the ocymifolia, the tubular flowers are bolder and larger.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ አማራ ጌታሁን - SOME COMMON MEDICINAL AND POISONOUS PLANTS USED IN ETHIOPIAN FOLK MEDICINE March 1976 እ.ኤ.አ.
  2. ^ Leonotis In: Index Nominum Genericorum. In: Regnum Vegetabile.
  3. ^ Lorraine (2011-03-24). "Leonotis ocymifolia". Kumbula Indigenous Nursery. Retrieved 2017-07-28.