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52. Anisomeles R. Brown, Prodr. 503. 1810.

广防风属 guang fang feng shu

Description from Flora of China

Herbs erect, robust. Leaves dentate. Verticillasters many flowered, in dense or interrupted, long, terminal spikes; upper floral leaves reduced, bractlike; bracts linear, minute. Calyx campanulate, inconspicuously 10-veined, apex netted; teeth 5, equal, straight, slightly dilated in fruit. Corolla 2-lipped; tube as long as calyx, finely pilose annulate inside; upper lip erect, margin entire, slightly concave; lower lip longer, spreading, 3-lobed; middle lobe largest, emarginate or 2-lobulate. Stamens 4, exserted, didynamous, anterior 2 usually longer; anterior anthers transversely 2-celled, posterior anthers 1-celled. Style apex 2-cleft, lobes subulate, subequal. Disc cupulate, crenate. Nutlets black, subglobose, shiny.

About five or six species: SE Asia, Australia; one species in China.

Subsequent authors (Bakhuizen van den Brink, Fl. Java 2: 624. 1965; Keng, Fl. Males. ser. 1, 8: 328. 1978) have rejected Rothmaler's claim (Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 53: 12. 1944) that the type of Epimeredi is an Anisomeles.


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