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31. Anisomeles R. Br., Prodr. Pl. Nov. Holl. 503. 1810. Benth. in DC., Frock. 12: 455. 1848; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 4: 672. 1885; Briquet in Engler & Prantl, Nat. Pfanzenfam. ed. 1, 4, 3A: 268. 1896; Mukerjee in Rec. Bot. Surv. Ind. 14, 1: 151. 1940; Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 150: 401. 1982.

I.C. Hedge

Robust, aromatic, herbaceous or shrubby perennials. Leaves not divided, with an indumentum of eglandular hairs, crenate to dentate, long petiolate. Inflorescence of numerous many-flowered shortly pedunculate verticillasters, the lowermost borne in the axils of the upper leaves. Calyx not bilabiate, ovoid-tubular, ± equally 5-toothed, 10-nerved; tube internally pilose. Corolla bilabiate; tube included in calyx, annulate; upper lip straight, narrow, entire; lower lip 3-lobed, spreading. Stamens 4, exserted, didynamous; filaments united; posterior stamens with unilocular thecae, anterior bilocular. Style ± equally bifid. Nutlets glossy, not or scarcely trigonous, apically rounded.

5-6 species in the Old World, mostly in Asia. Of somewhat uncertain generic affinity.

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