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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Lamiales

Familia: Lamiaceae
Subfamilia: Nepetoideae
Tribus: Ocimeae
Subtribus: Plectranthinae
Genus: Alvesia
Species: A. clerodendroides – A. cylindricalyx – A. rosmarinifolia
Name

Alvesia Welw., Trans. Linn. Soc. London 27: 55 (1869), nom. cons.

Type species: Alvesia rosmarinifolia Welw., Trans. Linn. Soc. London 27: 55 (1869)

Synonyms

Heterotypic
Plectranthastrum T.C.E.Fr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 19: 298 (1924)

References

Welwitsch, F.M.J. 1899. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London 27: 55, t. 19.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2014. Alvesia in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2014 June 26. Reference page.
Tropicos.org 2014. Alvesia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 26 June 2014.
International Plant Names Index. 2014. Alvesia. Published online. Accessed: June 26 2014.

Alvesia is a genus of plants in the family Lamiaceae, first described in 1869. It is native to central Africa.[1][2]

Species[1]

Alvesia clerodendroides (T.C.E.Fr.) B.Mathew - Burundi, Tanzania
Alvesia cylindricalyx (B.Mathew) B.Mathew - Zaïre, Zambia
Alvesia rosmarinifolia Welw. - Congo-Brazzaville, Zaïre, Zambia Angola

References

Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Paton, A.J., Bramley, G., Ryding, O., Polhill, R., Harvey, Y., Iwarsson, M., Willis, F., Phillipson, P., Balkwill, K., Lukhoba, C., Otiend, D & Harley (2009). Lamiaceae (Labiatae). Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-430.

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