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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Macaronesia.

[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
Shrubs, strongly aromatic, frequently gynodioecious
Leaves
Leaves petiolate, crenate, dentate to subentire
Inflorescences
Inflorescence in compound, terminal or axillary, dichasial, pedunculate, few to many-flowered, often corymbiform cymes, lax or congested, in axils of leaf-like bracts, often forming spherical glomerules, often with solitary, terminal flower at lowest cyme
Bracts
Bracts leaf-like
Bracteoles
Bracteoles inconspicuous, lowest sometimes leaf-like
Calyx
Calyx cylindrical-campanulate, ± actinomorphic, equally 5-lobed, lobes triangular-subulate, sometimes plumose, tube 10-nerved, often long-pilose, throat hairy
Corolla
Corolla white, pink or lilac, weakly 2-lipped, 5-lobed (2/3), posterior lip emarginate to 2-fid, anterior lip with median lobe broader, tube included in calyx
Stamens
Stamens 4, shorter than corolla, didynamous, anterior pair longer, spreading, filaments glabrous, thecae parallel or divergent, distinct, connective slightly dilated
Stigma
Stigma lobes unequal to subequal, long-subulate, anterior lobe broader
Disc
Disc symmetrical, reddish-orange
Fruits
Nutlets oblong-ovoid, smooth or finely tuberculate.
Note
2n = 42, 48.  Hybrids have been reported.  La Serna (1984) recognized two sections:  Sect. Bystropogon, flowers in dichasial cymes, calyces with lobes narrow, subulate, plumose, nutlets smooth, 4 species in the Canary Is.  Sect. Canariense La-Serna, flowe
Distribution
Seven species, endemic to the Canary Islands and Madeira.
Ecology
Mountain slopes and clearings.

Native to:

Canary Is., Madeira

Bystropogon L'Hér. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Sert. Angl.: 19 (1789)

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.
  • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.

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
  • La-Serna, Revisión del género Bystropogon. J.Cramer, Vaduz (1984), rev.
  • Bystropogon L'Hér., Sert. Angl. 19, t. 22, 23 (1788), nom. cons.

Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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Lamiaceae Key Genus Fact Sheets
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