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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Western 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
Morphology Branches
Branches ± round in cross-section
Morphology General Indumentum
Indumentum densely lanate with hairs branched
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile, decussate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence terminal, thyrsoid, elongate, dense and spike-like, with part-inflorescences shortly pedunculate or sessile, congested to form decussate clusters, 1- to few-flowered
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracteoles
Bracteoles 2
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers ± actinomorphic, sessile or shortly pedicellate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 4-lobed, densely hairy on outer surface
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla ochraceous-yellow to yellow, 4-lobed in distal half, lobes equal; tube cylindrical
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4, included within corolla-tube, anthers dorsifixed, thecae free in lower half
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary ± unlobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style often becoming eccentric (especially when only one ovule develops), with stigma entire or stigma-lobes short
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit dry, ± globose, indehiscent, often enclosed by calyx, usually 1-seeded.
Note
Two species
Distribution
Endemic to Australia.

Native to:

Western Australia

Physopsis Turcz. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bull. Soc. Imp. Naturalistes Moscou 22(II): 34 (1849)

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. (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

  • 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, Brunonia 1: 407-689 (1978).
  • Physopsis Turcz., Bull. Soc. Nat. Mosc. 22(2): 34 (1849)

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
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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Lamiaceae Key Genus Fact Sheets
Nina Davies, Gemma Bramley and Don Kirkup, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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