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).


Subshrub, strongly rooted, with simple and glandular hairs; leaves bipinnate; inflorescence thyrsoid, with many-flowered cymes; bracteoles spinescent, connate in groups of 2-5; calyx actinomorphic, obconical, 5-lobed, lobes subulate, spinescent, tube 5-nerved; corolla strongly 2-lipped, 5-lobed (2/3), white, posterior lip straight, short, weakly hooded, anterior lip twice as long, deflexed, lateral lobes oblong-ovate, median lobe cordate, sinuate at apex, tube shorter than calyx-tube, annulate within; stamen filaments pubescent, thecae confluent at apex; stigma-lobes unequal; nutlets triquetrous, truncate, pubescent at apex.  One sp., P. eremostachydioides Popov. Silty and rocky slopes, Kazakhstan (Tian-Shan).


Native to:

32 Middle Asia


Neustruevia Juz. in V.L.Komarov, Fl. URSS 20: 526 (1954).


Pseudomarrubium Popov, Notul. Syst. Herb. Inst. Bot. Acad. Sci. USSR 8: 75 (1940).


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