African herb: Iboza

wmglover at wmglover at
Tue Jul 5 08:49:12 EST 1994

From: wmglover at
Subject: Iboza
Newsgroups: bionet.plants

Iboza (Labiatae) is a genus comprising about a dozen herbs and shrubs of tropical and southern Africa. Commonest S. african sp. in cultivation is I. riparia.

Some basic information on Iboza can be found in <Hortus Third> (Macmillan, 1976), ,the first place to look up any plant. Iboza can be dealt with much like coleus or salvia.

Most books on South African wildflowers, such as Germishuizen's <Transvaal Wild Flowers> show one or more spp. of Iboza. Bullock's <Bibliography of South African Botany> will lead to other literature.

William Glover, Mango Corners, NEVIS, West Indies

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