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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Central 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
Perennial herb, rhizomatous, with stellate hairs
Morphology Leaves
Basal leaves long-petiolate, sagittate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence thyrsoid, with many-flowered cymes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracteoles
Bracteoles partly adnate to flowers
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx actinomorphic, 5-lobed, lobes equal, spinescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla strongly 2-lipped, 5-lobed (2/3), purple, posterior lip straight, anterior lip with lateral lobes short, oblong to ovate, median lobe reniform, emarginate, tube included in calyx-tube, annulate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens included in corolla-tube, filaments pubescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigma-lobes unequal.
Note
One species, M. sagittatum (Regel) C.Y. Wu & H.W. Li.
Ecology
Steppe slopes
Distribution
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Western China (Xinjiang).

Native to:

Kirgizstan, Xinjiang

Metastachydium Airy Shaw ex C.Y.Wu & H.W.Li appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Fl. Reipubl. Popularis Sin. 66: 28 (1977)

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

  • Basionym/Replaced Synonym: Metastachys Knorring in V.L.Komarov, Fl. URSS 21: 652 (1954), nom. illeg., (1959), non (Benth. & Hook.) Teigh.
  • 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
  • Metastachydium Airy Shaw ex C.Y. Wu & H.W. Li, Fl. Reipubl. Popularis Sin. 66: 28 (1977)

Kew Backbone Distributions
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Lamiaceae Key Genus Fact Sheets
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