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, glabrous or with few, simple hairs; leaves subsessile, narrow, entire, spinulose at apex; inflorescence lax, thyrsoid, cymes up to 5-flowered; bracteoles 3-partite, spinose; calyx campanulate, recurved, 7-10-lobed, lobes irregularly unequal, spreading, spinose; corolla strongly 2-lipped, 4-lobed (1/3), white, posterior lip long, hooded, densely pubescent outside; stamens not exserted from corolla, thecae weakly distinct; stigma-lobes subequal; nutlets angular, truncate at apex. One sp., S. otostegioides (Prain) Hedge, dry places, Pakistan (Sulaiman Ranges).


Native to:

40 Indian Subcontinent

Doubtfully present in:

34 Western Asia


Sulaimania Hedge & Rech.f. in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 150: 345 (1982).

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