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This genus is accepted, and its native range is India to S. China and Central Malesia.
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
Climbing shrubs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves entire or toothed, often sinuate-dentate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence terminal or axillary, often with short, thyrsoid branches from axils of caducous leaves, cymes capitate, 7-fld, pedunculate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts reduced, leaf-like, usually caduceus
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracteoles
Bracteoles of involucre 6, accrescent and conspicuous in fruit, often white- or pink-tinged, becoming wing-like and sometimes scarious, rarely toothed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers sessile or shortly pedicellate, sometimes fragrant
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx narrowly infundibular to cylindrical, accrescent in fruit, actinomorphic, 3-8-lobed, lobes equal to subequal, triangular, erect, tube indistinctly nerved, glabrous within, longer than lobes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white, pinkish or lilac, actinomorphic, 6-16-lobed, slightly exserted from calyx, lobes equal, ± ligulate, erect or curled, delicate, glabrous, corolla-tube cylindrical, subequalling lobes, glabrous within
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 6-18, equal, usually as many as corolla-lobes and alternating with them, slightly shorter than corolla, (rarely with additional 8 free stamens from base of ovary in s. polyandra), thecae oblong, parallel, separate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style terminal, elongate, included in corolla, stigma-lobes 2, elongate, truncate or subulate at apex
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary sometimes emarginate at apex.
Note
2n = 24, 28, 36.  Three species
Distribution
From India and Ceylon to Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and the Philippines
Ecology
Monsoon forests.

Native to:

Andaman Is., Bangladesh, China South-Central, India, Lesser Sunda Is., Myanmar, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand

Symphorema Roxb. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Pl. Coromandel 2: 46 (1805)

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

  • Analectis Juss. in J.Saint-Hilaire, Expos. 2: 362 (1805).
  • 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, A.A. Gardens Bull. Singapore 22: 153-171 (1967), rev.
  • Sczegleewia Turcz., Bull. Soc. Imp. Naturalistes Moscou 36(2): 212 (1863).
  • Symphorema Roxb., Pl. Coromandel 2: 46, t.186 (1805)

Kew Backbone Distributions
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Lamiaceae Key Genus Fact Sheets
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