VII. Subfam. Nepetoideae (Dumort.) Luerss. (1882).

VII. 2. Tribe Mentheae Dumort. (1827).

VII. 2. A. Subtribe Salviinae (Dumort.) Endl. (1838).


Shrub, apparently gynodioecious, strongly aromatic, with simple hairs; leaves simple, hastate, rugose, crenulate, densely hairy beneath; inflorescence terminal, a compact, spiciform thyrse of many-flowered, sessile verticillasters; bracts lanceolate, caducous; bracteoles absent; flowers very shortly pedicellate; calyx 3-lobed, 2-lipped (1/2), posterior lip sometimes obscurely 3-lobed, anterior lip shorter with triangular lobes, tube cylindrical, 8-11-veined, lips connivent in fruit; corolla small, 2-lipped, 5-lobed (2/3), white, lips spreading, anterior lip longer, with median lobe larger than laterals, tube short, exannulate; stamens 2, posterior pair absent, anterior pair weakly exserted, thecae 2, elongate, curved, slightly divergent; stigma-lobes subequal, slightly flattened; disc fleshy, reddish orange, with anterior lobe longer; nutlets elongate, triquetrous, apiculate, smooth, pale brown, abscission scar small, elongate, not mucilaginous.  One species, D. hastata Boiss. & Heldr. ex Benth. Montane, among rocks, SW Turkey.


Native to:

34 Western Asia
35 Arabian Peninsula


Dorystoechas Boiss. & Heldr. ex Benth., as Dorystaechas, in DC. Prodr. 11: 261 (1848); Hedge, in Davis (ed.), Flora of Turkey 7: 461-462 (1982), rev.

Species found in RBG Kew living collections

2006-793 Dorystaechas hastata Boiss.& Heldr. N ALCW 2092  ARB_N 29B 
1967-22326 Dorystaechas hastata Boiss.& Heldr. N ALCW 2092 F 155 06


Image resource

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew