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This genus is accepted, and its native range is E. Afghanistan to W. Himalaya.
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 subshrub, aromatic
Morphology Leaves
Leaves elliptic to linear-oblong, flat, entire, gland-dotted especially on abaxial surface, subsessile, palisade layer isolateral
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence of verticillasters, cymes shortly pedunculate, 1-6-flowered, in axils of reduced bracts and forming a lax, terminal, spiciform thyrse
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts reduced
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracteoles
Bracteoles inconspicuous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx ± actinomorphic, 5-lobed, lobes equal, triangular-lanceolate, calyx-tube cylindrical-campanulate, straight, 15-nerved, glabrous in throat
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla pale pink, 2-lipped, 5-lobed (2/3), posterior lip straight, flat, anterior lip spreading, 3-lobed, equalling or slightly shorter than posterior, corolla-tube exannulate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4, didynamous, filaments straight, rather short, anterior pair longer and slightly exserted from tube, ascending under posterior lip of corolla, thecae slightly divergent, separate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigma-lobes equal, subulate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets oblong, apiculate, glabrous.
Note
One species, G. popovii (Fedsch. & Gontsch.) Boriss.
Distribution
Pamir-Alai: Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Pakistan (Chitral), India: Kashmir.
Ecology
Dry limestone slopes.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tadzhikistan, Uzbekistan, West Himalaya

Gontscharovia Boriss. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bot. Mater. Gerb. Bot. Inst. Komarova Akad. Nauk S.S.S.R. 15: 321 (1953)

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

  • Gontscharovia Boriss., Bot. Mater. Gerb. Bot. Inst. Komarova Akad. Nauk SSSR 15: 321-324 (1953).
  • 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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Lamiaceae Key Genus Fact Sheets
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