1. Family: Lamiaceae Martinov
    1. Pogostemon Desf.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Cameroon to Chad and S. Tropical Africa, Tropical & Subtropical Asia to NW. Pacific.

    [FTEA]

    Lamiaceae (Labiatae), A.J. Paton, G. Bramley, O. Ryding, R.M. Polhill, Y.B. Harvey, M. Iwarsson, F. Willis, P.B. Phillipson, K. Balkwill, C.W. Lukhoba, D.F. Otieno, & R.M. Harley. Pogostemon, R.M. Polhill. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2009

    Habit
    Herbs or shrubs, sometimes aquatic, with simple and/or branched hairs
    Stem
    Stems terete or elsewhere quadrangular
    Leaves
    Leaves in whorls of 3–12 or elsewhere opposite
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence thyrsoid; bracts and bracteoles small
    Calyx
    Calyx 5-lobed, the lobes subequal or anterior pair longer
    Corolla
    Corolla purple or white, 4-lobed, weakly 2-lipped, with a group of 3 posterior lobes and a single anterior lobe
    Stamens
    Stamens subequal or elsewhere posterior pair slightly longer, spreading or subdeclinate, inserted near top of the corolla tube, exserted; filaments bearded on the middle part; anthers ± as long as broad, appearing unilocular, the thecae confluent
    Ovary
    Ovary deeply 4-lobed, style gynobasic, 2-lobed; lobes equal or elswhere unequal
    Fruits
    Nutlets 1–4, rounded at apex, glabrous, often glossy.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Andaman Is., Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Hainan, India, Japan, Jawa, Korea, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malawi, Malaya, Maluku, Manchuria, Marianas, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Guinea, Nicobar Is., Northern Territory, Pakistan, Philippines, Primorye, Queensland, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Western Australia, Zambia

    Introduced into:

    Fiji, Samoa, Seychelles, Tonga, Trinidad-Tobago

    Pogostemon Desf. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Sands, M.J.S. [1061], Papua New Guinea K000932250
    Jones, B.L. [466], Malaysia K000824771
    s.coll. [Cat. no. s.n.], India K001132518
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 7123] K001126754

    First published in Mém. Mus. Hist. Nat. 2: 154 (1815)

    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

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Kubitzki, Fam. Gen. Fl. Pl. 7: 214 (2004)
    • J.L.S. 128: 159–183 (1998)
    • Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Lond., Bot. 27: 77–148 (1997)
    • Bull. Brit. Mus. Nat. Hist., Bot. 10: 1–89 (1982)
    • Mém. Mus. Hist. Nat. Paris 2: 154, t. 6 (1815)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    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/
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    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/
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