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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Australia.
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 subshrubs
Morphology Stem
Stems ± round in cross-section
Morphology General Indumentum
Indumentum lanate with hairs branched
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile, decurrent, decussate or ternate, bullate-rugose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence cymose, with flowers on leafy branches (hence appearing axillary) and part-inflorescences usually 1-flowered
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracteoles
Bracteoles 2
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers zygomorphic
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 5-lobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla pale mauve, greenish blue or greenish yellow, distinctly 2-lipped, 5-lobed (2/3), or occasionally unequally 5-lobed in distal half; anterior lip with median lobe rarely larger than others; corolla-tube expanded in throat
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4, inserted below middle of corolla tube, just exserted, anthers with shortly divergent basal lobes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary ± unlobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style with stigma-lobes present
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit drupaceous, usually separating into two 2-locular mericarps.
Distribution
Four species, all endemic to Australia.

Native to:

New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia

Chloanthes R.Br. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holland.: 513 (1810)

Accepted by

  • Conn, B.J., Henwood , M.J. & Streiber, N. (2011). Synopsis of the tribe Chloantheae and new nomenclatural combinations in Pityrodia s.lat. (Lamiaceae) Australian Systematic Botany 24: 1-9.
  • 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

  • Chloanthes R.Br., Prodr. 1: 513 (1810)
  • Cloanthe Nees in R.Brown, Verm. Bot. Schr. 1: 78 (1825).
  • Conn, Fl. New South Wales 3: 619 (1992).
  • 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
  • Hemistemon F.Muell., Muell. Fragm. vol. 10: 73. (1876).
  • Munir, J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 1: 83-105 (1977)

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
Nina Davies, Gemma Bramley and Don Kirkup, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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