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This genus is accepted, and its native range is N. Africa.
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
Small shrub, strongly aromatic; older stems often decumbent and rooting at base, with longitudinally fissured bark
Morphology Leaves
Leaves small, remote, ± spathulate, sessile, entire, canaliculate, conspicuously gland-dotted, margin ciliate with long, white hairs in lower half, cauline leaves with axillary fascicles of smaller leaves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence of verticillasters, cymes sessile, 1-3-flowered in axils of leaf-like bracts
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts leaf-like
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracteoles
Bracteoles inconspicuous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers minute
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx urceolate, actinomorphic, 5-lobed, lobes broadly deltate, slightly spreading, calyx-tube c. 13-nerved with inconspicuous nerves, densely spreading-hairy outside, annulate at throat within, tube strongly accrescent in fruit, becoming globose-urceolat
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla purplish-pink, ± actinomorphic, very small, 5-lobed, lobes subequal, erect, corolla-tube shortly campanulate-cylindrical, glabrous within
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4, subequal, ± included within corolla, filaments glabrous, very short, thecae weakly divergent, separate, connective small
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigma-lobes slightly unequal, posterior lobe shorter
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disc with elongate anterior lobe
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets oblong, apiculate, smooth, mucilaginous when wetted.
Note
One species, S. satureioides Coss. & Durieu
Distribution
Algeria.
Ecology
Sandy margins of salt lakes, in desert.

Native to:

Algeria, Morocco

Saccocalyx Coss. & Durieu appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 3, 20: 80 (1853)

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

  • Faustia Font Quer & Rothm., Brotéria, Ci. Nat. 9: 150 (1940).
  • 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
  • Saccocalyx Coss. & Durieu, Ann. Sci. Nat. Bot. Ser 3, 20: 80 (1853), nom. cons.

Kew Backbone Distributions
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Lamiaceae Key Genus Fact Sheets
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