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Subfamily

III. Subfam. Ajugoideae Kostel. (1834).

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

Description

Subshrub; leaves opposite, sessile, linear, entire; flowers axillary, usually solitary (occasionally in 3-flowered cymes); calyx actinomorphic, 5-lobed, greatly accrescent; corolla white, actinomorphic, 5-lobed, lobes spreading, tube narrowly cylindrical; stamens 4, equal, slightly exserted, filaments short, straight, inserted near rim of corolla- tube, anthers versatile, thecae parallel, separate at dehiscence; pollen 6-pantocolpate, operculate, with supratectal spinules; ovary unlobed or very shallowly 4-lobed; stigma-lobes equal to subequal; disc absent; fruit a schizocarp with four fleshy, 1-seeded mericarps. One species, Huxleya linifolia Ewart & B. Rees, northern Australia.

Distribution

Native to:

50 Australia

Publication

Huxleya Ewart in Ewart & B. Rees, Proc. Roy. Soc. Victoria 25: 109 (1912); Munir, J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 13: 35-41 (1990); de Kok, Grayer, & Kite, Austr. Syst. Bot. 13: 425-428 (2000).

Image resource

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

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