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Mosla Buch. Ham. ex Maxim.


Description from Flora of China

Hedeoma Persoon sect. Mosla Bentham, Labiat. Gen. Spec. 366. 1834.

Herbs aromatic, annual. Leaves petiolate, dentate, abaxially conspicuously impressed glandular. Verticillasters 2-flowered, in terminal racemes; bracts small or lower ones leaflike. Flowers pedicellate. Calyx campanulate, 10-veined, throat hairy, limb subequally 5-toothed or 2-lipped; upper lip 3-toothed, teeth acute to obtuse; lower lip 2-toothed, teeth lanceolate; fruiting calyx dilated, with base swollen on 1 side. Corolla white or rose to purple-red, tube glabrous or hairy annulate inside; limb nearly 2-lipped, upper lip emarginate; lower lip 3-lobed, margin crenate; lateral lobes smaller than middle lobe, emarginate. Stamens 4, posterior 2 fertile, anterior 2 reduced, with indistinct anther cells; anther cells 2, divaricate. Style apex subequally to equally 2-cleft. Nutlets subglobose to globose, sparsely netted or pitted with small depressions; areolae basal, dotlike.

About 22 species: Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam; 12 species in China.

Lower Taxon


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