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 with thick rhizomes and branched and simple hairs; leaves broad, toothed, long-petiolate; inflorescence thyrsoid with several-flowered cymes; bracts similar to foliage leaves; bracteoles spiny, uncinate; calyx 5-lobed, tubular, lobes equal or subequal, spinose with spines mostly subterminal outside lobes, uncinate; corolla strongly 2-lipped, 4-lobed (1/3), purplish, posterior lip long, hooded, densely hairy outside, anterior lip with median lobe about as large as lateral lobes; stamens not exserted from corolla, thecae distinct or subconfluent; stigma-lobes subequal; nutlets truncate at apex, glabrous or with branched hairs at apex.  2n = 22.  Two spp., in forests and at forest margins, from Tibet, Nepal and N India to S China (Yunnan) and Burma.


Native to:

36 China
40 Indian Subcontinent 
41 Indo-China


Notochaete Benth., Edward's Bot. Reg. 15: t. 1289 (1829).

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