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).


Perennial herbs, densely white-lanate with simple hairs; leaves palmately lobed, orbicular to cordate; inflorescence thyrsoid, with 3 to many-flowered cymes; calyx slightly zygomorphic, (3/2) 5-lobed, 2 slightly longer, spreading in fruit, spiny; corolla 2-lipped, 4-5-lobed (1-2/3), white, yellow to brown-purple, posterior lip straight, entire or emarginate, anterior lip with lateral lobes short, median lobe spreading, cordate, tube exannulate, included in calyx-tube or slightly longer; stamens included in corolla-tube, filaments short, thecae weakly distinct; style included in corolla-tube; stigma-lobes subequal; nutlets trigonous, smooth, apically rounded.  Four species, rocky and gravelly slopes of Russia (S Siberia), Kazakhstan, Mongolia, China, NW India (Kashmir), Japan.


Native to:

30 Siberia
32 Middle Asia
36 China
37 Mongolia
38 Eastern Asia


Lagopsis (Bunge ex Benth.) Bunge, Mem. Sav. Etr. St.-Petersbourg 6: 565 (1835).

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