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This genus is accepted, and its native range is S. Russian Far East to China and Temp. E. Asia, E. U.S.A.
Meehania urticifolia

[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 or perennial, stoloniferous herbs, not aromatic
Morphology Leaves
Leaves simple, dentate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence thyrsoid, terminal, cymes pedunculate or sessile, few-flowered or sometimes solitary, lax, in axils of bracts
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts leaf-like
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracteoles
Bracteoles subulate, inconspicuous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers usually large
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx tubular to campanulate, accrescent in fruit, 2-lipped, 5-lobed (3/2), lobes triangular to lanceolate, acute, those of anterior lip shorter
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla strongly 2-lipped, 5-lobed (2/3), blue-violet to purplish, posterior lip straight, apex emarginate or 2-lobed, anterior lip with median lobe widely obovate-ovoid, concave, entire or slightly undulate, tube long-exserted, widely and abruptly dilate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens shorter than corolla, filaments parallel, thecae parallel, papillose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigma-lobes subequal
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disc 4-lobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets orbicular to elliptic, hairy, areole orbicular.
Note
2n = 18.  About six species.
Distribution
Temperate or subtropical Eastern Asia, one species in Northern America.

Native to:

China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Japan, Kentucky, Korea, Manchuria, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Primorye, Tennessee, Virginia

Meehania Britton appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 21: 33 (1894)

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

  • Budantsev, Bot. Zhurn. 77, 12: 118-128 (1992), rev.
  • 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
  • Meehania Britton, Bull. Torrey Bot. Club. 21: 32 (1894)

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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