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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropics & Subtropics.
Volkameria inermis


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
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, sessile, linear, entire
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers axillary, usually solitary (occasionally in 3-flowered cymes)
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx actinomorphic, 5-lobed, greatly accrescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white, actinomorphic, 5-lobed, lobes spreading, tube narrowly cylindrical
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4, equal, slightly exserted, filaments short, straight, inserted near rim of corolla- tube, anthers versatile, thecae parallel, separate at dehiscence
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pollen
Pollen 6-pantocolpate, operculate, with supratectal spinules
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary unlobed or very shallowly 4-lobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigma-lobes equal to subequal
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disc absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a schizocarp with four fleshy, 1-seeded mericarps.
One species, Huxleya linifolia Ewart & B. Rees
Native from Northern Australia.

Native to:

Aldabra, Andaman Is., Angola, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belize, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Botswana, Brazil North, Cambodia, Cape Provinces, Caroline Is., Cayman Is., Chad, China Southeast, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Fiji, French Guiana, Galápagos, Gambia, Gilbert Is., Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Japan, Jawa, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Laccadive Is., Leeward Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Maldives, Maluku, Marianas, Marshall Is., Mauritius, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nansei-shoto, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New South Wales, Nicaragua, Nicobar Is., Niue, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Pakistan, Panamá, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Réunion, Samoa, Seychelles, Solomon Is., Somalia, South China Sea, Southwest Caribbean, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Suriname, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad-Tobago, Turks-Caicos Is., Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Wallis-Futuna Is., West Himalaya, Windward Is., Zambia, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Benin, Bermuda, Gabon, Guinea, Hawaii, Line Is., Mali, Mozambique Channel I, Phoenix Is., Sierra Leone, Togo, Tunisia, Western Australia

Volkameria L. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Sp. Pl.: 637 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Leeratiwong, C. & Chantaranothai, P. (2014). The genus Volkameria L. (Lamiaceae) in Thailand Thai Journal of Botany 6: 107-113.
  • Yuan, Y.W., Mabberley, D.J., Steane, D.A. & Olmstead, R.G. (2010). Further disintegration and redefinition of Clerodendrum (Lamiaceae). Implications for the understanding of the evolution of an intriguing breeding strategy Taxon 59: 125-133.

Not 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. [Cited as Clerodendrum.]

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at and
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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 and
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families.

Lamiaceae Key Genus Fact Sheets
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