Entry for STACHYTARPHETA indica Vahl [family VERBENACEAE]
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (K)
Flora of Tropical Africa
Flora of Tropical Africa, page 273, (1900) Author: (by J. G. Baker and O. Stapf)
STACHYTARPHETA indicaVahl [family VERBENACEAE], Schauer in DC. Prod. xi. 564. —Vatke in Linnæa, xliii. 530; C. B. Clarke in Hook. f. Fl. Brit. Ind. iv. 564.
STACHYTARPHETA jamaicensisVahl ex Schauer [family VERBENACEAE], loc. cit.; Benth. in Hook. Niger Fl. 484.
A much-branched annual, 2–3 ft. high with terete nearly glabrous stems Leaves opposite, distinctly petioled, oblong, obtuse, deeply crenate, cuneate at the base, 2–3 in. long. Spikes 1/2–1 ft. long; rhachis 1/6 in. diam., conspicuously hollowed out opposite the flowers; bracts lanceolate, acuminate, 1/4 in. long. Calyx rather shorter than the bract; teeth minute. Corolla-tube slightly longer than the calyx; limb 1/4 in. diam., blue, with a white eye. Capsule rather shorter than the calyx.