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

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

VII. 2. C. Subtribe Nepetinae Coss. & Germ. (1845).


Annual herbs, not aromatic; leaves simple, petiolate; inflorescence thyrsoid, cymes axillary, long-pedunculate, distant; bracts similar to the leaves; bracteoles subulate to acerose, inconspicuous; calyx markedly oblique-gibbous at base, weakly 2-lipped, 5-lobed (3/2), lobes subequal or anterior lobes slightly longer, triangular, throat straight; corolla slightly exceeding calyx, 2-lipped, 5-lobed (2/3), blue-lilac, anterior lip with median lobe concave, margin undulate, tube gradually widening above; stamens with filaments parallel, thecae glabrous, divergent at 180; stigma-lobes subequal; disc 4-horned; nutlets globose, tuberculate, mucilaginous, areole large, curved.  One species, D. sewerzowii (Regel) Pojark. Mountains, W and C Asia.


Native to:

32 Middle Asia
34 Western Asia
40 Indian Subcontinent


Drepanocaryum Pojark., Fl. U.R.S.S., 20: 516 (1954); Budantsev, Bot. Zhurn. 77, 12: 118-128 (1992), rev.

Image resource

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew