Mosla (Benth.) Buch.-Ham. ex Maxim.

First published in Bull. Acad. Imp. Sci. Saint-Pétersbourg, sér. 3, 20: 456 (1875)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Caucasus, Himalaya to Kuril Islands and W. & N. Central Malesia.

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, strongly aromatic
Morphology Leaves
Leaves toothed, conspicuously gland-dotted on abaxial surface
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence raceme-like, congested to interrupted, often secund, of 2-flowered verticillasters
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts small, sometimes the lower leaf-like
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracteoles
Bracteoles absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers small, pedicellate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx campanulate, lobes subequal or posterior lip shorter, with lobes shortly triangular, acute to obtuse, posterior median lobe sometimes much shorter, anterior lobes lanceolate, calyx-tube hairy in throat, becoming distinctly 2-lipped in fruit, base of
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white to pinkish purple, campanulate, weakly 2-lipped, posterior lip emarginate, anterior lip with median lobe crenate, corolla-tube included in calyx or exserted, often slightly constricted near base and annulate (? or not) within
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 2 fertile, posterior pair erect, divergent, shorter than corolla, anterior pair staminodal, fertile thecae divaricate, connective distinct
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style equalling corolla
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets 4, ± globose, reticulate-foveolate.
Note
2n = 18.  About 22 species
Ecology
Open or shady, mesophytic habitats
Distribution
China, Southeastern Asia to Japan.
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Sources

  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 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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