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Subfamily

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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

Perennial herbs with woody rootstock, densely hairy with simple hairs; leaves palmately lobed; inflorescence thyrsoid, cymes many-flowered; flowers sessile; bracts present; bracteoles present; calyx zygomorphic, often weakly so, 5-lobed, lobes subequal or unequal (3/2), usually spinose; corolla strongly 2-lipped, 4-lobed (1/3), yellow, posterior lip long, hooded, anterior lip directed upwards, corolla-tube exannulate, exserted from calyx; stamens not exserted from corolla, thecae distinct, parallel or divaricate; stigma-lobes subequal; nutlets trigonous, rounded at apex, glabrous or glandular.  2n = 18.  Two to seven spp. Semi-deserts, S Siberia, C Asia [Mongolia and NW China].

Distribution

Native to:

30 Siberia
36 China
37 Mongolia

Synonyms

Leonuroides Rauschert, Taxon 31: 559 (1982), nom. illeg.

Publication

Panzerina Soják, Cás. Nar. Muz.(Prague) 150: 216 (1982); Krestovskaya, Novost. Sist. Vysch.Rast. 28: 140-144 (1991).

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