1. Family: Lamiaceae Martinov
    1. Otostegia Benth.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Cameroon, Israel to NE. Tropical Africa, Arabian Peninsula.

    [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
    Small shrubs or subshrubs with simple hairs, often with spines in leaf-axils
    Leaves
    Leaves toothed, petiolate
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence thyrsoid or racemoid
    Bracteoles
    Bracteoles long or short, spinose
    Calyx
    Calyx slightly zygomorphic to strongly 2-lipped, very widely funnel-shaped to flat in distal part, tubular, obconical or sometimes tumescent in basal part, 5-10(-11)-lobed, lobes spreading, broad and obscure or spine-tipped, tube annulate
    Corolla
    Corolla strongly 2-lipped, 4-lobed (1/3), white or yellow, posterior lip long, hooded, often bearded and densely pubescent outside
    Stamens
    Stamens not or only shortly exserted from corolla, thecae weakly distinct
    Stigma
    Stigma-lobes slightly unequal
    Fruits
    Nutlets 1-4, with apex truncate or rounded, with or without sessile glands.
    Note
    About fifteen species.
    Ecology
    In rather dry often montane areas and semi-deserts
    Distribution
    Northeastern Cameroon to Saudi Arabia and Yemen, Northeastern Egypt (Sinai), Iran, Central Asia to India.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cameroon, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sinai, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen

    Otostegia Benth. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Ash [65], Ethiopia 900.001

    First published in Labiat. Gen. Spec.: 601 (1834)

    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
    • Sebald, Stuttgarter Beitr. Naturk. A 363: 1-84 (1973).
    • Harmsiella Briq. in H.G.A.Engler & K.A.E.Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam., Nachtr. 1: 291 (1897)., (1896).
    • Chartocalyx Regel, Trudy Imp. S.-Peterburgsk. Bot. Sada 6: 367 (1879).
    • Dictilis Raf., Fl. Tellur. 3: 89 (1837).
    • Otostegia Benth., Lab. Gen. et Sp. 601 (1834)

    Sources

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    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