1. Family: Lamiaceae Martinov
    1. Prasium L.

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

    [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 shrub, usually glabrous or very sparsely pubescent with simple hairs
    Leaves
    Leaves toothed, petiolate
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence lax, racemoid or rarely thyrsoid, cymes up to 2-flowered
    Bracteoles
    Bracteoles at base of pedicels
    Calyx
    Calyx broadly campanulate in fruit, slightly 2-lipped, 5-lobed (3/2), lobes equal or subequal, shortly spinose
    Corolla
    Corolla strongly 2-lipped, 4-lobed (1/3), white to pale cream, posterior lip long, hooded
    Stamens
    Stamens not exserted from corolla, thecae weakly distinct, divergent
    Stigma
    Stigma-lobes equal or subequal
    Fruits
    Nutlets drupaceous, rounded at apex, black, glabrous.
    Note
    2n = 34, 36.  One species, P. majus L.
    Ecology
    Dry places, mainly coastal
    Distribution
    Canary Islands, Iberian Peninsula, Morocco and Mediterranean region.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Albania, Algeria, Baleares, Canary Is., Corse, Cyprus, East Aegean Is., Egypt, Greece, Italy, Kriti, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Madeira, Morocco, Palestine, Portugal, Sardegna, Sicilia, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey, Yugoslavia

    Prasium L. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Sp. Pl.: 601 (1753)

    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
    • Levina Adans., Fam. Pl. 2: 190 (1763).
    • Prasium L., Sp. Pl. 2: 601 (1753).

    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