1. Family: Lamiaceae Martinov
    1. Meehania Britton

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is S. Russian Far East to China and Temp. E. Asia, E. U.S.A.

    [LKGF]

    Harley, R.M. et al. (2004). Labiatae, in The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants (K. Kubitzki, ed. in chief) VI: 167-275. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York.

    Habit
    Annual or perennial, stoloniferous herbs, not aromatic
    Leaves
    Leaves simple, dentate
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence thyrsoid, terminal, cymes pedunculate or sessile, few-flowered or sometimes solitary, lax, in axils of bracts
    Bracts
    Bracts leaf-like
    Bracteoles
    Bracteoles subulate, inconspicuous
    Flowers
    Flowers usually large
    Calyx
    Calyx tubular to campanulate, accrescent in fruit, 2-lipped, 5-lobed (3/2), lobes triangular to lanceolate, acute, those of anterior lip shorter
    Corolla
    Corolla strongly 2-lipped, 5-lobed (2/3), blue-violet to purplish, posterior lip straight, apex emarginate or 2-lobed, anterior lip with median lobe widely obovate-ovoid, concave, entire or slightly undulate, tube long-exserted, widely and abruptly dilate
    Stamens
    Stamens shorter than corolla, filaments parallel, thecae parallel, papillose
    Stigma
    Stigma-lobes subequal
    Disc
    Disc 4-lobed
    Fruits
    Nutlets orbicular to elliptic, hairy, areole orbicular.
    Note
    2n = 18.  About six species.
    Distribution
    Temperate or subtropical Eastern Asia, one species in Northern America.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Japan, Kentucky, Korea, Manchuria, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Primorye, Tennessee, Virginia

    Meehania Britton appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 21: 33 (1894)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Lamiaceae Key Genus Fact Sheets
    • Harley RM, Atkins S, Budantsev AL, Cantino PD, Conn BJ, Grayer R, Harley MM, de Kok RPJ, Krestovskaja T, Morales R, Paton AJ, Ryding O, and Upson T. 2004. Labiatae, in The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants (K. Kubitzki, ed. in chief) VI: 167-275. Sp
    • Budantsev, Bot. Zhurn. 77, 12: 118-128 (1992), rev.
    • Meehania Britton, Bull. Torrey Bot. Club. 21: 32 (1894)

    Sources

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Lamiaceae Key Genus Fact Sheets
    Nina Davies, Gemma Bramley and Don Kirkup, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0