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This genus is accepted, and its native range is S. Siberia to China and Temp. E. Asia.
Caryopteris mongholica

[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 and subshrubs, strongly aromatic
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, petiolate, simple, toothed or entire
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence of axillary and terminal cymes, corymboid
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx actinomorphic, accrescent, 5-lobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla bluish purple or pale green to yellowish, zygomorphic, 5-lobed (4/1), posterior lobes similar, ±entire, anterior lobe much larger, concave, dentate to fimbriate-laciniate, corolla in bud ±symmetrical
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4, equal to didynamous, exserted, filaments straight, divergent, thecae parallel, separate at dehiscence
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pollen
Pollen suprareticulate or psilate, columellae sparingly branched
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary unlobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigma lobes equal
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disc absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a schizocarp of 4 nutlets, nutlets boat-shaped (arcuate in cross-section) or nearly flat, laterally winged, usually smooth, glabrous or pubescent, attachment-scar as long as nutlet
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds Endosperm
Endosperm scanty.
Note
2n = 26, 52, 40?.
Distribution
Seven species, China, Mongolia, Tibet, Taiwan, Korea and Japan.

[LKGF]
Use
The artificial hybrid C. x clandonensis A. Simmonds ex Rehder is widely grown as an ornamental.

Native to:

Buryatiya, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Inner Mongolia, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Taiwan, Tibet

Introduced into:

Illinois

Caryopteris Bunge appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Uchen. Zap. Imp. Kazansk. Univ. 1835(4): 178 (1835)

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

  • Barbula Lour., Fl. Cochinch.: 366 (1790).
  • Cantino, Wagstaff & Olmstead, Syst. Bot. 23: 369-386 (1999).
  • Caryopteris Bunge, Plantarum Mongolico-Chinensium Decas Prima 27 (1835)
  • 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
  • Mastacanthus Endl., Gen. Pl.: 638 (1838).

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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