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).


Shrub with simple hairs; leaves petiolate, blade ovate, deeply crenate; inflorescence lax, thyrsoid, cymes up to 6-flowered; calyx tubular, 5-lobed, lobes equal or subequal, oblong-elliptic, narrowed at base; corolla strongly 2-lipped, 4-lobed (1/3), pink to white, posterior lip long, hooded, densely pubescent outside; stamens not exserted from corolla, thecae weakly distinct; stigma-lobes shortly subequal; nutlets rounded at apex, smooth.  2n = 34.  One sp., R. cinerea (D. Don) Baill., NW India, Nepal.


Native to:

40 Indian Subcontinent


Roylea Wall. ex Benth. in Edward's Bot. Reg. 15: t. 1289 (1829).

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