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This genus is accepted, and its native range is SE. Brazil.

[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
Shrub with slender stems, divaricately branched, acutely quadrangular, puberulent
Morphology Leaves
Leaves small, coriaceous, dark green, glabrous, gland-dotted, subentire
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence of 3-6-flowered, shortly pedunculate cymes, in axils of bracts, ± reduced towards stem-apex
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts leaf-like
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracteoles
Bracteoles inconspicuous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx very weakly 2-lipped, 5-lobed (3/2), posterior lip slightly longer than anterior, lobes deltate-acuminate, subequal or posterior lobes shorter than anterior, ciliate, sparsely hairy within, tube cylindrical, 13-15-nerved, externally densely villous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 2-lipped, 5-lobed (2/3), posterior lip 2-lobed, slightly shorter than anterior, flat, tube cylindrical, exserted from calyx, widening above, exannulate and glabrous within
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 2, posterior pair absent, filaments directed under posterior corolla-lip, thecae divaricate, distinct
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigma lobes slightly unequal.
Ecology
Montane.
Distribution
One species, E. rubiaceus (Benth.) Schmidt, southern Brasil: Minas Gerais.
Conservation
Only known from type collection and possibly extinct.

Native to:

Brazil Southeast

Eriothymus (Benth.) Rchb. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Handb. Nat. Pfl.-Syst.: 189 (1837)

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

  • Eriothymus (Benth.) Schmidt, in Martius, Fl. Brasil. 8: 171, t. 32, f. 2 (1858).
  • 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
  • Hedeoma sect. Eriothymus (Benth.) Briq. (1897).
  • Keithia sect. Eriothymus Benth. (1834).

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
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/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Lamiaceae Key Genus Fact Sheets
Nina Davies, Gemma Bramley and Don Kirkup, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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