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This genus is accepted, and its native range is W. Medit.
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
Annual herb, weakly aromatic
Morphology Leaves
Leaves simple, crenate to dentate or pinnately lobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence of 6-flowered verticillasters, merging to form a terminal, subcapitate thyrse
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts conspicuous, ciliate, pectinate-pinnatifid, segments aristate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 2-lipped (3/2), campanulate, 10-nerved; posterior lobes deltoid, anterior lobes longer, all straight
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 2-lipped (1/3), violet-purple to whitish, posterior lobe emarginate, vertical, anterior lip with median lobe whitish, ± suborbicular, emarginate, horizontal, lateral lobes suborbicular, truncate, tube ± infundibular
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4, didynamous, posterior shorter, anterior pair exserted from tube, filaments glabrous, thecae ellipsoidal, confluent, connective appendaged
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigma lobes 4, short, subequal
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets ovoid, smooth.
Note
2n =20.  One species: C. lusitanica L.
Ecology
Frequently on gypsiferous soils
Distribution
Iberian peninsula, Northwestern Africa.

Native to:

Algeria, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia

Cleonia L. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Sp. Pl. ed. 2: 837 (1763)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • 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

  • Cleonia L., Sp. Pl. 2 ed. 2: 837 (1763).
  • 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

Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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Lamiaceae Key Genus Fact Sheets
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