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 herbs with short simple hairs; leaves toothed; inflorescence thyrsoid with many-flowered cymes; calyx actinomorphic, obconical-campanulate, 5-lobed, lobes equal, triangular, spinescent; corolla strongly 2-lipped, 5-lobed (2/3), purplish to lilac-pink, posterior lip deeply hooded, erect, entire, densely villous, anterior lip with median lobe orbicular to obovate, reflexed, emarginate, much larger than lateral lobes, tube rather broad, slightly curved, annulate; stamens 4, thecae distinct; stigma-lobes subequal; nutlets oblong, triquetrous, apex obliquely truncate, glabrous.  Four spp.   Grassy meadows in mountainous areas, E Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, N Pakistan, W China (Xinjiang). 


Native to:

32 Middle Asia
34 Western Asia


Stachyopsis Popov & Vved., Trudy Turkest. Nauch. Obsch. 1: 120 (1923).

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