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).


Annual herbs, sometimes gynodioecious, aromatic, with simple hairs; leaves narrow; inflorescence thyrsoid, with up to 2-flowered cymes; calyx rather broadly campanulate, slightly zygomorphic, 5-lobed, lobes subequal, subtriangular; corolla strongly 2-lipped, 5-lobed (2/3), white, pink or purple, tube curved-geniculate, annulate within, posterior lip long, narrow, arcuate, widening near apex, emarginate, median lobe of anterior lip sinuate at apex; stamens 2 fertile (posterior), with strongly curved filaments, thickened at base, anterior pair reduced to small staminodes; stigma lobes equal or slightly unequal; nutlets oblong, subacute at apex, granulate.  One to three species.  Deserts, low rocky slopes, lowlands, valleys of Iran to Kazakhstan. 


Native to:

32 Middle Asia
34 Western Asia


Hypogomphia Bunge, Bull. Acad. Imp. Sci. St. Petersburg, ser. 3, 18: 30 (1872).

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