VII. Subfam. Nepetoideae (Dumort.) Luerss. (1882).

VII. 1. Tribe Elsholtzieae (Burnett) Sanders & Cantino (1984).


Perennial, shortly rhizomatous herb, ?aromatic; leaves deeply toothed; inflorescence terminal, of lax 3(-1)-flowered, bracteolate cymes, shortly pedunculate below; bracteoles present; flowers small, long-pedicellate; calyx campanulate-infundibuliform, posterior lobes broadly acuminate, anterior lobes longer, calyx-tube annulate shortly below throat, tube slightly gibbous at base in fruit; corolla broadly campanulate, white, obscurely 2-lipped, 5-lobed, corolla-tube slightly constricted and annulate within, near base; stamens 4, didynamous, divergent, anterior pair longer and slightly exserted from corolla-tube, posterior pair included, thecae parallel to slightly divergent, separate, with small connective; style and stigma-lobes short; nutlets 4, broadly obovoid, smooth.  A single species, P. reptans Maxim., woodland near streams, Japan.


Native to:

38 Eastern Asia


Perillula Maxim., Bull. Acad. Imp. Sci. St Petersbourg, ser. 3, 20: 463 (1875).

Image resource

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew