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Subfamily

III. Subfam. Ajugoideae Kostel. (1834).

Subfam. Teucrioideae (Dumort.) Caruel (1884).

Description

Perennial herb, ill-scented; leaves opposite, petiolate, ovate, dentate to crenate; inflorescence of axillary cymes, lax, grading into terminal, paniculiform thyrse; calyx actinomorphic, slightly accrescent, 5-lobed; corolla purple with basal part of anterior lobe white, zygomorphic, 5-lobed (4/1), 4 posterior lobes ±similar, anterior lobe larger, emarginate or erose, slightly concave, corolla in bud strongly asymmetrical; stamens 4, didynamous, long-exserted, filaments arched, thecae divaricate, confluent at dehiscence; pollen triporate, with supratectal spines; ovary shallowly 4-lobed; stigma-lobes usually unequal; disc moderately well developed; nutlets obovoid, reticulately ridged, puberulent, attachment scar lateral, 0.5-0.7x as long as nutlet; endosperm scanty.  One species, Tripora divaricata (Maxim.) P. D. Cantino, China, Japan, Korea.

Distribution

Native to:

38 Eastern Asia

Publication

Tripora P. D. Cantino, Syst. Bot. 23: 380 (1999).

Image resource

© Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

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