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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical Asia.
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
Shrubs or perennial herbs, with branched and simple hairs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves toothed, petiolate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence terminal, or sometimes on separate short shoots at base of plant, thyrsoid or sometimes racemoid
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 5-lobed, lobes equal or subequal
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 2-lipped, 4-lobed (1/3), purplish-red, yellow or white, posterior lip short or moderately long, shallowly hooded, entire or emarginate, corolla-tube mostly strongly dilated in distal part
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens not or only very shortly exserted, thecae weakly distinct, parallel or narrowly divergent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigma-lobes subequal or unequal
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets 1- 4, ± fleshy, rounded at apex.
Note
2n = 34.  About 36 species.
Ecology
Mostly in moist forests and at forest margins
Distribution
Southwestern China, India to Indo-China, Malaysia and Indonesia.

Native to:

Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Hainan, India, Jawa, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Thailand, Vietnam

Gomphostemma Wall. ex Benth. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
De Silva, F. [Cat. no. s.n.], Bangladesh K001132516
Ramos, M. [38749], Philippines K000856215
Elmer, A.D.E. [6534], Philippines K000856217
Elmer, A.D.E. [22371], Philippines K000856222
Elmer, A.D.E. [13469], Philippines K000856220
Elmer, A.D.E. [11146], Philippines K000856221
Ramos, M. [37494], Philippines K000856219
Elmer, A.D.E. [15290], Philippines K000856225
Curtis, C. [s.n.], Indonesia K000856224
Loher, A. [4215], Philippines K000856218
Ramos, M. [38749], Philippines K000856216
Ramos, M. [37617], Philippines K000856223

First published in Edwards's Bot. Reg. 15: t. 1292 (1830)

Accepted by

  • Bongcheewin, B. (2013). Taxonomy, chemosystematics and phylogenetics of the genus Gomphostemma Wall. ex Benth. (Lamiaceae): 1-314. Thesis, School of biological and chemical sciences, Birkbeck College, University of London.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Khanam, M., Khan, M.S. & Hassan, M.A. (2003). Revisionary study of the genus Gomphostemma Wall. ex Benth. (Lamiaceae) from Bangladesh Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy 10: 1-9.

Literature

Lamiaceae Key Genus Fact Sheets

  • Gomphostemma Wall. ex Benth., Edward's Bot. Reg. 15: t. 1292 (1830)
  • 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
  • Prain, Ann. Roy. Bot. Gard. Calcutta 3: 227-271, pl. 75-105 (1891).
  • Taitonia Yamam., J. Soc. Trop. Agric. 10: 277 (1938).

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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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