III. Subfam. Ajugoideae Kostel. (1834).

Subfam. Teucrioideae (Dumort.) Caruel (1884).


Shrub; leaves opposite, petiolate, ovate, dentate; inflorescence of axillary cymes, lax, grading into terminal, paniculiform thyrse; calyx actinomorphic, slightly accrescent, 5-lobed; corolla pink, zygomorphic, 5-lobed (4/1), posterior lobes ±similar, anterior lobe larger, concave, corolla in bud strongly asymmetrical, corolla-tube slightly upturned near base; stamens 4, didynamous, long-exserted, arched, thecae parallel, separate at dehiscence; pollen 6-pantocolpate, with supratectal spinules; ovary unlobed; stigma-lobes unequal; disc poorly developed to absent; fruit a dry schizocarp, requiring slight pressure to split into nutlets, nutlets reticulately ridged, minutely pubescent and glandular, obovoid, obscurely trigonal, attachment scar as long as nutlet; endosperm absent.  One species, Discretitheca nepalensis (Moldenke) P. D. Cantino, Nepal.


Native to:

40 Indian Subcontinent


Discretitheca P. D. Cantino, Syst. Bot. 23: 379 (1999).

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