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Subfamily

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 herb, woody at base, with unpleasant smell, densely covered with branched hairs; leaves entire or finely serrulate, subglabrous above; inflorescence thyrsoid, with up to 3-flowered cymes; calyx actinomorphic, campanulate, 5-lobed, lobes equal, subtriangular, not spinescent, strongly accrescent in fruit; corolla weakly 2-lipped, 5-lobed (2/3), rose or white, lobes scarcely differentiated, rather short; stamens included in corolla-tube; filaments short, thecae distinct; stigma-lobes equal; nutlet usually only one per fruit, broadly obovoid, rounded at apex.  One species, P. parviflora (Benth.) Vved.   Rocky mountain slopes, NE Iran, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, NW India (W Himalayas).  Some authors include Phlomidoschema in Stachys.

Distribution

Native to:

32 Middle Asia
34 Western Asia
40 Indian Subcontinent

Publication

Phlomidoschema (Benth.) Vved., Notul. Syst. Herb. Inst. Bot. Acad. Sci. USSR 9: 54 (1941).

Image resource

© Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

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