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).


Perennial rhizomatous herb, with simple hairs; stem short or almost absent; leaves in basal rosette and often also opposite along the stem, mostly broad; inflorescence short and dense, thyrsoid; bracteoles spinescent; calyx-lobes equal, broad at the base and abruptly narrowed to a spinescent apex; corolla 2-lipped, 4-lobed (1/3), pink to purplish brown, posterior lip long, hooded, denticulate, densely villous inside; stamens not exserted from corolla, thecae confluent; stigma-lobes equal; nutlets rounded at apex, glabrous.  One sp., L. rotata (Hook.f.) Kudo, moist alpine areas, from Tibet, Nepal and N India to C and S China.  Lamiophlomis is often included in Phlomis.


Native to:

36 China
38 Eastern Asia
40 Indian Subcontinent


Lamiophlomis Kudo, Mem. Fac. Sci. Taihoku Imp. Univ. 2: 210 (1929).

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