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Creeping perennial herbs, rooting at the nodes. Leaves opposite, simple, subentire to toothed; lamina with appressed, medifixed hairs. Inflorescences ± long-pedunculate, axillary, short, ovoid to cylindric, very dense bracteate spikes. Calyx membranous, 2-lobed, flattened. Corolla with short tube and spreading irregularly ± 4-lobed limb. Stamens 4. Fruit of 2 nutlets, enclosed by a persistent calyx.
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Phyla Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1204
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Phyla (genus)

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"Frogfruit" redirects here. In colloquial use this often refers to Phyla nodiflora specifically.

Phyla /ˈflə/[2] is a genus of eustarid plants in the verbena family, Verbenaceae. The name is derived from the Greek word φυλή (phyle), meaning "tribe", and most likely refers to the tightly clustered flowers or the spreading, mat-like growth.[3] Members of the genus are known generally as fogfruit or frogfruit.[4] Species once classified in the genus Lippia may be known by the common name lippia. Some species, e.g. Aztec Sweet Herb (P. dulcis), are used in cooking.

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References

  1. ^ "Phyla Lour". TROPICOS. Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved 2009-12-02.
  2. ^ Kathleen N. Brenzel, ed. (1995). Sunset Western Garden Book (6 ed.). Sunset Publishing Corporation. pp. 606–607. ISBN 978-0-376-03851-7.
  3. ^ Quattrocchi, Umberto (2012). CRC World Dictionary of Medicinal and Poisonous Plants. CRC Press. p. 2895. ISBN 978-1420080445.
  4. ^ "Phyla". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2013-04-25.
  5. ^ "Subordinate Taxa of Phyla Lour". TROPICOS. Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved 2009-12-02.
  6. ^ "GRIN Species Records of Phyla". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2009-12-02.

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Phyla (genus): Brief Summary

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"Frogfruit" redirects here. In colloquial use this often refers to Phyla nodiflora specifically.

Phyla /ˈfaɪlə/ is a genus of eustarid plants in the verbena family, Verbenaceae. The name is derived from the Greek word φυλή (phyle), meaning "tribe", and most likely refers to the tightly clustered flowers or the spreading, mat-like growth. Members of the genus are known generally as fogfruit or frogfruit. Species once classified in the genus Lippia may be known by the common name lippia. Some species, e.g. Aztec Sweet Herb (P. dulcis), are used in cooking.

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