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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Medit. to Central Asia.

[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.

Morphology General Habit
Annual or sometimes short-lived perennial herbs, subglabrous or very sparsely pubescent with simple hairs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves toothed, petiolate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence thyrsoid, cymes 3-4-flowered
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracteoles
Bracteoles short, spinose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 2-lipped, very widely campanulate, recurved, 5-8 (-10)-lobed, lobes subulate-spinose or obsolete
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla strongly 2-lipped, 4-lobed (1/3), white or pink, posterior lip long, hooded, densely pubescent outside
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens not exserted from corolla, thecae weakly distinct
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigma-lobes equal or slightly unequal
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets sharply triquetrous, truncate and with sessile glands at apex.
Note
Two species.
Ecology
Rocks and disturbed ground
Distribution
Native to Southern Europe to Central Asia, M. laevis L. often cultivated and naturalized in other warm regions such as Tropical Africa, Australia, Southwestern U.S.A. and Southern South America

[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.

Morphology General Habit
Subshrub, glabrous or with few, simple hairs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves subsessile, narrow, entire, spinulose at apex
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence lax, thyrsoid, cymes up to 5-flowered
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracteoles
Bracteoles 3-partite, spinose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx campanulate, recurved, 7-10-lobed, lobes irregularly unequal, spreading, spinose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla strongly 2-lipped, 4-lobed (1/3), white, posterior lip long, hooded, densely pubescent outside
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens not exserted from corolla, thecae weakly distinct
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigma-lobes subequal
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets angular, truncate at apex.
Note
One species, S. otostegioides (Prain) Hedge
Ecology
Dry places
Distribution
Pakistan (Sulaiman Ranges).

Native to:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Cyprus, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Kirgizstan, Lebanon-Syria, Pakistan, Pakistan, Palestine, Sicilia, Spain, Tadzhikistan, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan

Introduced into:

Argentina Northeast, Arizona, Baleares, California, Kenya, Krym, Minnesota, Morocco, Nevada, New York, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Portugal, Texas, Ukraine, Utah, Venezuela

Moluccella L. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Sp. Pl.: 587 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Bendiksby, M., Thorbek, L., Scheen, A.-C., Lindqvist, C. & Ryding, O. (2011). An updated phylogeny and classification of Lamiaceae subfamily Lamioideae Taxon 60: 471-484.
  • 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

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

  • ColPlantA (2021). "ColPlantA. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://www.colplanta.org/"

Lamiaceae Key Genus Fact Sheets

  • Chasmonia C.Presl, Fl. Sicul., Praef.: xxxvii (1826).
  • 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
  • Molucca Mill., Gard. Dict. Abr. ed. 4 (1754).
  • Moluccella L., Sp. Pl. 2: 587 (1753).

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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 2021. 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
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