Isodon meeboldii (W.W.Sm.) Suddee

This species is accepted, and its native range is Indo-China.

[KBu]

Suddee, S., A. J. Paton, & Parnell, J. (2004). A Taxonomic Revision of Tribe Ocimeae Dumort. (Lamiaceae) in Continental South East Asia I. Introduction, Hyptidinae & Hanceolinae. Kew Bulletin, 59(3), 337-378. doi:10.2307/4110949

Conservation
Estimated extent of occurrence is 1000 km2. The area suffers from much deforestation. VU B1 ab(i, iii).
Distribution
Burma & Thailand.
Ecology
In bamboo forest; up to 800 m.
Morphology General Habit
Erect or ascending annual herb up to 20 cm tall
Morphology Leaves
Leaves membranous, elliptic or ovate-oblong, 60 - 110 x 50 - 60 mm, apex rounded, base truncate or subcordate, margin crenate, subscabrid to sparsely pilose-villous above, pilose-villous on veins, with sessile glands beneath, veins prominent beneath; petioles slender, 30 - 70 mm long, pubescent with shaggy hairs
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens slightly exserted; anterior pair glabrous or slightly villous at base, inserted around the middle of corolla tube; posterior pair villous to half their length, inserted above the base of corolla tube
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx campanulate, 1 - 1.5 mm long at anthesis, shortly and subequally 5-lobed; posterior lip 3-lobed, acute at apex; anterior lip 2 lobed, obtuse at apex; tube very short, 10-nerved, densely pilose, with sessile glands Fruiting calyx not seen
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white, straight, 3 - 5 mm long; posterior lip subequally 4-lobed, lobes rounded at apex, pubescent, with sessile glands on back; anterior lip ovate, 1.5 - 2 mm long, concave, slightly longer than posterior, pubescent with sessile glands outside; tube short, tubular, 2 - 3 mm long, glabrous, slightly gibbous above posterior base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disc minute, equal.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style subequal to anterior stamens
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence terminal, 9- 10 cm long, simple; axis pubescent; verticils up to 10 mm apart; cymes, 5- 12 mm long, lax, few- to many-flowered; bracts sessile or with short claw, ovate or obovate, 2- 7 mm long, acute, long-ciliate, pubescent, persistent; bracteoles with a short claw, obovate, ciliate; pedicels 1 - 2 mm long, pubescent
Morphology Stem
Stems sometimes rooting at nodes, quadrangular, densely yellowish-tomentose with shaggy hairs
Note
Isodon meeboldii is closest to I. lophanthoides but differs in leaf shape, in its densely yellowish-tomentose indumentum and in the rounded leaf apex.
Phenology
Flowering October -January.
Type
Burma, Sittaung upper Chindwin, Dec. 1907, Meebold 7758 (K!, lectotype chosen here; isolectotype CAL, K!).

Native to:

Myanmar, Thailand

Isodon meeboldii (W.W.Sm.) Suddee appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 2001 Meebold, A.E. [7758], Burma K000820117 syntype Yes
Meebold, A. [7758], Myanmar K001067901 lectotype Yes

First published in Kew Bull. 59: 362 (2004)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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