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).


Creeping herbs, with simple hairs; leaves petiolate, blade orbicular or broadly ovate; inflorescence racemoid; calyx 2-lipped, 5-lobed (3/2), lobes subequal; corolla strongly 2-lipped, 4-lobed (1/3), purple to red; posterior lip moderately long, hooded, entire; stamens not exserted from corolla, thecae weakly distinct; stigma-lobes subequal or slightly unequal; nutlets rounded at apex, glabrous.  2n = 24.  Two spp., forests, Taiwan and Ryukyo Islands.


Native to:

38 Eastern Asia


Suzukia Kudo, J. Soc. Trop. Agric. 2: 145 (1930); Ying et al., The endemic genera of seed plants of China: 504-505 (1993).

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