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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Asia to SW. Pacific.
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
Lianas and scandent shrubs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, petiolate, broadly ovate to obovate or subrotund, entire
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a lax, terminal, corymboid thyrse
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx actinomorphic, accrescent, shallowly 5-lobed, nearly truncate in fruit
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white to pale yellowish, actinomorphic to weakly zygomorphic, limb 5-lobed, spreading, lobes similar or anterior lobe slightly larger, corolla in bud usually slightly asymmetrical
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4, didynamous to subequal, long-exserted, filaments straight, anther-thecae parallel, separate at dehiscence
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pollen
Pollen with supratectal spinules
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
Nutlets clavate, smooth, pubescent, basally winged, attachment scar lateral, as long as nutlet
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds Endosperm
Endosperm absent.
Note
Nine to thirteen species
Ecology
In forests and thickets
Distribution
From Southeastern Asia, Papua New Guinea and Australia (Queensland).

Native to:

Cambodia, Fiji, Malaya, Myanmar, New Guinea, Queensland, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam

Glossocarya Wall. ex Griff. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Brass, L.J. [8243], Papua New Guinea K000784747

First published in Calcutta J. Nat. Hist. 3: 366 (1843)

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

  • Glossocarya Wall. ex Griff., Calcutta J. Nat. Hist. 3: 366 (1843)
  • 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
  • Munir, J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 13: 17-34 (1990).

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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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