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).


Perennial herbs with simple hairs; leaves toothed, shortly petiolate or sometimes subsessile; inflorescence lax, thyrsoid, with cymes lax, pedunculate, up to 4-11-flowered; flowers large (30-50 mm long); calyx 2-lipped, 5-lobed, lobes subequal or more often unequal (1/4) with posterior lip shorter; corolla weakly 2-lipped, 4-lobed (1/3), purple to white, posterior lip short, scarcely hooded, entire, corolla-tube strongly dilated in distal part, not annulate; stamens about as long as corolla-tube, anthers bearded on distal sides of thecae, thecae distinct; stigma-lobes subequal or unequal; nutlets 1(-3), with fleshy mesocarp, rounded at apex, smooth.  Two spp., in forests, C and S China,Taiwan.


Native to:

36 China
38 Eastern Asia


Bostrychanthera Benth. in Benth. & Hooker, J.D., Gen. Pl. 2: 1170 (1876).

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