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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Mexico to Colombia.
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
Shrubs or herbs, woody at base or sometimes geoxylic, aromatic
Morphology Leaves
Leaves simple
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence thyrsoid with cymes sessile, 3-flowered with pedicels fused to the inflorescence axis and calyces sessile
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts persistent, often coloured
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx laterally compressed at base and often constricted above nutlets, dilating distally, curved, strongly 2-lipped, 5- or 4-lobed (1/4 or 1/3), lobes unequal, posterior rounded, sometimes hooded, not decurrent, curving upwards, anterior lip either with
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla strongly 2-lipped, 5-lobed (4/1), green, white or pink, posterior lip ascending, 4-lobed with median lobes exceeding lateral lobes, anterior lip horizontal, concave, corolla-tube straight or slightly curved, parallel-sided, dilating towards throat
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4, much exserted, posterior pair attached above midpoint of corolla-tube near throat, glabrous, inappendiculate, anterior pair attached at corolla throat
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style capitate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigma lobes equal, rounded, spreading
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disc 4-lobed with anterior lobe larger
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets ± ovoid, flattened, glabrous, mucilaginous or not.
Note
2n = 54.
Distribution
Four species in Mexico and Central America.

Native to:

Belize, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Peru

Catoferia (Benth.) Benth. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in G.Bentham & J.D.Hooker, Gen. Pl. 2: 1173 (1876)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. 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

  • Catoferia (sphalm.: Catopheria) (Benth.) Benth, Gen. Pl. 2, 2: 1173(1876)
  • 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
  • Orthosiphon sect. Catoferia Benth. (1848).
  • Ramamoorthy, Kew Bull 41: 299-305 (1986), rev.

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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