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  1. Family: Lamiaceae Martinov
    1. Congea Roxb.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is India to S. Central China and W. Malesia.

    [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
    Climbing shrubs
    Leaves
    Leaves entire
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence terminal or axillary, of 3-9-fld capitate cymes, pedunculate, involucre of 3-4 elongate, spreading outer bracteoles (often referred to as bracts), rarely with 2 inner bracteoles, inconspicuous, subulate, outer bracteoles spathulate to ovate-
    Flowers
    Flowers sessile or shortly pedicellate
    Calyx
    Calyx actinomorphic, weakly accrescent in fruit, narrowly infundibuliform, 5-lobed, lobes equal, triangular, calyx-tube longer than lobes, 10-nerved, densely hairy within, especially in throat
    Corolla
    Corolla lilac or pink, 2-lipped, 5-lobed (2/3), longer or shorter than calyx, posterior lip with 2 rounded lobes, anterior lip much shorter with 3 lobes rounded, slightly spreading, corolla-tube cylindrical, straight, slightly expanded around ovary near b
    Stamens
    Stamens 4 (posterior stamen absent), didynamous, divergent, exserted or rarely included, filaments sometimes very long, becoming curled, thecae rounded, parallel, separate
    Style
    Style terminal, exserted, stigma-lobes 2, very short.
    Note
    2n = 34
    Distribution
    Seven to ten species, India (Assam), Bangladesh, Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaya, Sumatra, and Southwestern China.
    [LKGF]
    Use
    Congea tomentosa Roxb. is widely cultivated.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Assam, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China South-Central, India, Laos, Malaya, Myanmar, Sumatera, Thailand, Vietnam

    Introduced into:

    Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Fiji, Honduras, Panamá, Sri Lanka, Trinidad-Tobago

    Accepted Species

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Congea Roxb. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Buchanan-Hamilton, F. [Cat. no. s.n.], Bangladesh K001132514
    Finlayson, G. [Cat. no. s.n.] K001132513
    s.coll. [Cat. no. s.n.], Indian Subcontinent K001132511
    s.coll. [Cat. no. s.n.], Indian Subcontinent K001132512

    Bibliography

    First published in Pl. Coromandel 3: 90 (1820)

    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. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. 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
    • Munir, A.A. Gardens Bull. Singapore 21: 259-314 (1966), rev.
    • Calochlamys C.Presl, Abh. Königl. Böhm. Ges. Wiss., V, 3: 578 (1845).
    • Congea Roxb., Pl. Coromandel 3: 90, t.293 (1820)

    Sources

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. 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 2020. 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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