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).


Rhizomatous perennial herbs; leaves toothed, petiolate; inflorescence thyrsoid with cymes few-flowered; bracts much smaller than leaves, broadly ovate, caducous; bracteoles caducous; calyx 5-lobed (3/2), lobes subequal or anterior distinctly longer; corolla weakly 2-lipped, 4-lobed (1/3), reddish to purplish or pale yellowish, posterior lip short, scarcely hooded, emarginate or entire, corolla-tube annulate; stamens long-exserted, anthers wider than long, appearing transversally dehiscent, thecae confluent; stigma-lobes subequal to unequal; nutlets truncate or subtruncate, with sessile glands.  About six spp., mostly secondary forest, forest margins and mountain slopes, China, Taiwan and Japan.


Native to:

36 China
38 Eastern Asia


Comanthosphace S. Moore, J. Bot. 15: 293 (1877).

Species found in RBG Kew living collections

1969-19271 Comanthosphace sublanceolata (Miq.) S.Moore    F 157 20   :  157 SEEDS


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