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This genus is accepted, and its native range is China.

[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, glandular herb, shortly rhizomatous with fine, fibrous roots and small woody tubers
Morphology Stem
Stem simple, 4-angled, erect, sweetly aromatic when dry
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, ovate-oblong, toothed, petiolate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence forming a lax, terminal raceme-like thyrse of subsessile 3-flowered cymes in the axils of bracts
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts short, lanceolate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracteoles
Bracteoles inconspicuous, minute
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers fairly long-pedicellate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx campanulate, 2-lipped, 5-lobed (3/2), posterior lip 3-lobed, lobes mucronate, anterior lip longer, 2-lobed, calyx-tube 11-nerved, annulate, slightly accrescent in fruit
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla very pale violet, 2-lipped, 5-lobed (2/3), posterior lip deeply 2-lobed, weakly hooded, sparsely hairy externally, anterior lip spreading, 3-lobed, lobes subequal, rounded, corolla-tube short and broad, straight
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4, didynamous, included in corolla-tube, anterior pair slightly longer, inserted in middle of corolla-tube, anthers 2-thecous, thecae rounded, parallel, separate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style shorter than corolla
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigma-lobes short, subequal
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets 4, ovoid, smooth, compressed.
Note
One species, O. dulcis Hand.-Maz.
Distribution
China.

Native to:

China Southeast

Ombrocharis Hand.-Mazz. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Symb. Sin. 7: 925 (1936)

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

  • 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
  • Li Xi-wen and Hedge in Wu Zheng-yi and Raven (eds). Flora of China 17: 177 (1994).
  • Ombrocharis Hand.-Maz., Symb. Sinic. 7: 925 (1936)

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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