Drepanocaryum Pojark.

First published in V.L.Komarov, Fl. URSS 20: 516 (1954)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is W. & Central Asia to Pakistan.

Descriptions

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 herbs, not aromatic
Morphology Leaves
Leaves simple, petiolate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence thyrsoid, cymes axillary, long-pedunculate, distant
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts similar to the leaves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracteoles
Bracteoles subulate to acerose, inconspicuous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx markedly oblique-gibbous at base, weakly 2-lipped, 5-lobed (3/2), lobes subequal or anterior lobes slightly longer, triangular, throat ± straight
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla slightly exceeding calyx, 2-lipped, 5-lobed (2/3), blue-lilac, anterior lip with median lobe concave, margin undulate, tube gradually widening above
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens with filaments parallel, thecae glabrous, divergent at 180°
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigma lobes subequal
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disc 4-horned
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets globose, tuberculate, mucilaginous, areole large, curved.
Note
One species, D. sewerzowii (Regel) Pojark.
Ecology
Montane
Distribution
Western and Central Asia.
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Sources

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. 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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