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This genus is accepted, and its native range is W. South America.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[LKGF]

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
Low, ericoid shrub with simple hairs
Morphology Stem
Stems transversely ridged at nodes
Morphology Leaves
Leaves subsessile, stiffly ascending, linear-oblong, entire, replicate (abaxial surface hidden)
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence of axillary, solitary flowers
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracteoles
Bracteoles, 2, lanceolate, near base of pedicel
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx strongly zygomorphic, not accrescent, tubular-campanulate, downcurved, 11-13-nerved, 5-lobed (3/2), lobes usually slightly upcurved, posterior lobes deltoid-cuspidate, fused to form a lip, anterior lobes lanceolate-subulate, free above tube, throat
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla usually blue to pink, 2-lipped, posterior lip deeply bifid, anterior lip 0.8 x to as long as tube, 3-lobed, median lobe largest, notched, tube ± straight
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4, didynamous, included, filaments glabrous, thecae divaricate, separate at dehiscence
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigma-lobes unequal
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disc symmetrical
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets ellipsoid, smooth, glabrous.
Note
One species, O. caerulescens (Bentham) Doroszenko & P. D. Cantino
Distribution
Northern Colombia.

Native to:

Colombia

Obtegomeria Doroszenko & P.D.Cantino appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Novon 8: 2 (1998)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Lamiaceae Key Genus Fact Sheets

  • Harley RM, Atkins S, Budantsev AL, Cantino PD, Conn BJ, Grayer R, Harley MM, de Kok RPJ, Krestovskaja T, Morales R, Paton AJ, Ryding O, and Upson T. 2004. Labiatae, in The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants (K. Kubitzki, ed. in chief) VI: 167-275. Sp
  • Obtegomeria P. D. Cantino & Doroszenko, Novon 8: 1-3 (1998).

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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Lamiaceae Key Genus Fact Sheets
Nina Davies, Gemma Bramley and Don Kirkup, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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