Skip to main content
This genus is accepted, and its native range is W. U.S.A. to Mexico.
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
Annual herbs, aromatic
Morphology Leaves
Leaves narrow, linear to spathulate, entire or toothed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence of (1-)3-6-flowered sessile, rarely shortly pedunculate cymes in axils of bracts, congested into dense, terminal, spike- or head-like thyrse
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts usually narrow (lower leaf-like)
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracteoles
Bracteoles elongate, linear, curved, often conspicuously ciliate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 2-lipped, 5-lobed (3/2), lobes narrowly triangular, posterior usually shorter, tube 15-nerved, narrowly infundibuliform, throat glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla lavender to purple, rarely white, or yellowish, 2-lipped, 4-lobed (1/3), lobes short, posterior lip flat, entire, tube elongate, narrowly infundibuliform to campanulate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4, posterior pair shorter and, in some species, staminodal, anterior pair ascending under posterior lip of corolla, included to slightly exserted, thecae ± parallel, distinct, often slightly unequal, connective apparent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style usually hairy above
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigma-lobes equal to unequal
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disc symmetrical
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets oblong-obovate with rounded, usually hairy apex.
Note
2n = 38.  Seven species. Howell (1931) recognized two subgenera: subg. Pogogyne, with 4 fertile stamens and style densely hairy with ± equal stigma-lobes, and subg. Hedyomoides Gray, with 2 fertile stamens, and style sparsely hairy with unequal stigma-lob
Distribution
Mostly in U.S.A., California, extending to Oregon and Mexico (Baja California).
Ecology
Open, usually seasonally flooded, areas. Hedeomoides Briq. in H.G.A.Engler & K.A.E.Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 4(3a): 295 (1896).

Native to:

California, Mexico Northwest, Oregon

Extinct in:

Mexican Pacific Is.

Pogogyne Benth. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Labiat. Gen. Spec.: 414 (1834)

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
  • Howell, Proc. Acad. Sci. 22 (3): 105-128 (1931), rev.
  • Jokerst, Aliso 13(2): 347-352 (1992).
  • Pogogyne Benth., Lab. Gen. Et Sp.: 414 (1834)

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Lamiaceae Key Genus Fact Sheets
Nina Davies, Gemma Bramley and Don Kirkup, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0