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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

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

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


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


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. 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]


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


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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