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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Mexico to Central America, Caribbean.
Asterohyptis stellulata

[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
Shrubs, weakly aromatic, often gynodioecious
Morphology Leaves
Leaves simple
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence thyrsoid, spike-like and paniculately branched with cymes shortly pedunculate or sessile, often 2 per leaf-axil, 6-12-flowered
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts usually persistent, inconspicuous, often subulate and rigid
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracteoles
Bracteoles similar but smaller
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx tubular, straight, actinomorphic, 5-lobed, lobes ± equal, subulate, rigid, erect or more often widely spreading and spinose-tipped, throat open
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla weakly 2-lipped, 5-lobed with lobes subequal, corolla-tube straight, hairy within
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens with at least anterior pair weakly exserted from tube, filaments short, anterior pair longer; female plants with stamens reduced
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style with stylopodium absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigma lobes short
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disc 4-lobed, anterior lobe larger
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets ovoid, mucilaginous.
Note
2n = 30.  Three species, Mexico southwards to Costa Rica.
Ecology
In savanna
Distribution
Native to Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean

Native to:

Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua

Asterohyptis Epling appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 60: 17 (1933 publ. 1932)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.
  • 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

  • Asterohyptis Epling, Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 60: 17 (1932), 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

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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