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This genus is accepted, and its native range is S. South America.
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
Dwarf, mat-forming perennial herb, aromatic
Morphology Stem
Stems procumbent, often rhizomatous, subterranean at base, with reduced, scale-leaves
Morphology Leaves
Leaves small, entire, densely hairy
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence of 1(-2)-flowered cymes, sessile, subtended by bracts and crowded towards shoot-apex
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts leaf-like
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracteoles
Bracteoles paired, inconspicuous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx ± actinomorphic, 5-lobed, lobes equal, triangular, with apex long-subulate, plumose, curved, more than 2x as long as tube, spreading in fruit, calyx-tube shortly cylindrical-infundibuliform, 15-nerved, externally patent-hairy, throat annulate within
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla lilac, 2-lipped, 5-lobed (2/3), posterior lip shallowly lobed, shorter than anterior lip, corolla-tube long-exserted from calyx, narrow at base, gradually widening toward throat, straight, glabrous within
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4, didynamous, exserted from corolla-tube, divergent, anterior pair longer, thecae weakly divergent, separate, connective small
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigma-lobes flattened, slightly unequal, posterior shorter
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disc ± symmetrical
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets oblong, mid-brown, smooth, not mucilaginous.
Distribution
One species, K. pulchella (Clos) Kuntze, Chile: Atacama and Coquimbo and adjacent Argentina.

Native to:

Argentina Northwest, Chile Central, Chile North

Kurzamra Kuntze appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 520 (1891)

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
  • Kurzamra Kuntze, Rev. Gen.: 520 (1891).
  • Soliera Clos in C.Gay, Fl. Chil. 4: 489 (1849), nom. illeg., non J.G. Agardh (1842). Basionym/Replaced Synonym

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/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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Lamiaceae Key Genus Fact Sheets
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