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Subfamily

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).

Description

Subshrubs or shrubs with simple hairs; leaves petiolate, obovate-rhombic or oblong-obovate; inflorescence thyrsoid; calyx 5-lobed (3/2), lobes subequal, anterior often slightly longer; corolla weakly 2-lipped, 4-lobed (1/3), white, posterior lip short, hooded, emarginate or entire, corolla-tube saccate, swollen and ventrally abruptly widened, annulate; stamens shortly exserted, anthers about as long as broad, thecae confluent; stigma-lobes equal; nutlets c. 1 x 0.8 mm, rounded at apex, glandular.  One sp., E. gracilis Prain, in moist forests and mountain valleys, from NE India (Manipur) to S China (Yunnan) and Thailand, and in Indonesia.

Distribution

Native to:

36 China
41 Indo-China
42 Malesia

Publication

Eurysolen Prain, Sci. Mem. Off. Med. Dept. Gov. India 11: 43 (1898).

Image resource

© Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

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