Photo: Bramley, G.


N.B. the name of the author should have an accent, however this has been removed as it corrupts the program used to create the factsheets. 

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).


Shrubs, tomentose with branched and simple hairs; leaves elongate, toothed, shortly petiolate; inflorescence thyrsoid, dense with up to 5-flowered cymes; bracts much smaller than the leaves, broadly ovate, deciduous; calyx 5-lobed (3/2), lobes subequal or anterior larger; corolla weakly 2-lipped, 4-lobed (1/3), purple to red, posterior lip short, scarcely hooded, entire; stamens exserted, anthers wider than long, appearing transversally dehiscent, thecae confluent; stigma-lobes subequal; nutlets rostrate and hooked at apex, with branched hairs and sessile glands.  Two spp., mostly secondary forests and mountain slopes, S and C China.


Native to:

36 China


Rostrinucula Kudo, Mem. Fac. Sci. Taihoku Imp. Univ. 2: 304 (1929); Ying et al., The endemic genera of seed plants of China: 495-497 (1993).

Species found in RBG Kew living collections

1985-4257 Rostrinucula dependens (Rehder) Kudo N GUIZ 18 F TH 28 BAY 29 :  TRO_N SEED   :  TRO_N 1 R6
1985-8472 Rostrinucula dependens (Rehder) Kudo N GUIZ 18 F 335 02 
2000-329 Rostrinucula dependens (Rehder) Kudo N GUIZ 18 F 335 02 
2000-330 Rostrinucula dependens (Rehder) Kudo N GUIZ 18 F 335 02


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