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 herb with rootstock, with simple and stellate hairs; leaves ovate, petiolate, rugose above; inflorescence thyrsoid, with 8-10-flowered cymes; bracteoles subulate-spinescent, longer than calyx, long pubescent; calyx actinomorphic, 5-lobed, lobes subequal, triangular, spinescent; corolla 2-lipped, 5-lobed (2/3), dark-purple, posterior lip straight, flat or slightly hooded, sinuate or 2-lobed at apex, anterior lip with lateral lobes short, oblong, median lobe reniform, tube included in calyx-tube, annulate near throat; stamens included in corolla-tube or shortly exserted, filaments short; style included in corolla-tube; stigma-lobes unequal; nutlets oblong, triquetrous, densely pubescent at apex.  One species, P. sewerzovii (Herd) Popov .   Rocky slopes, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan (Tian-Shan).


Native to:

32 Middle Asia


Pseudoeremostachys Popov, Nouv. Mem. Soc. Nat. Mosc. 19: 148 (1940).

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