VI. Subfam. Lamioideae Harley (2003)

Subfam. Stachyoideae (Dumort.) Luerss. (1882); Briq. in Engl. & Prantl (1895) et auct. mult., p.p., typ. incl.

Subfam. Prasioideae (Benth.) Thomé (1889)

Subfam. Pogostemonoideae P.D. Cantino, Harley & Wagstaff in Harley & Reynolds (1992).


Stoloniferous and/or rhizomatous perennial herbs; leaves crowded in upper part of stem, elliptic, toothed, attenuate at base with short petiole; flowering stems short; inflorescence rather short and dense, thyrsoid, with cymes up to 3-flowered; bracts large leaf-like, ± hiding cymes; calyx 5-lobed, lobes equal or subequal; corolla strongly 2-lipped, 4-lobed (1/3), pink, posterior lip long, shallowly hooded; stamens not exserted from corolla, thecae weakly distinct; stigma-lobes slightly unequal; nutlets smooth, truncate at apex, glabrous.  One sp., A. humilis (Miq.) Makino, mountain forests, Japan.


Native to:

38 Eastern Asia


Ajugoides Makino, Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 29: 280 (1915).

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