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25. Lagochilus Bunge ex Benth., Lab. Gen. et Sp. 640. 1834. Benth. in DC., Prodr. 12: 514. 1848; Boiss., Fl. Or. 4: 768. 1879; Briquet in Engler & Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. ed. 1, 4, 3A: 257. 1896; Mukerjee in Rec. Bot. Surv. Ind. 14, 1: 159. 1940; Hedge in Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinb. 23. 171. 1961; Knorring in Komarov, Fl. URSS 21: 160. 1954; Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 150: 337. 1982.

I.C. Hedge

Shrubs or subshrubs, glabrous or pilose with rigid stems. Sturdy spines present in leaf axils. Leaves simple to palmatisect to pinnate, petiolate or sessile. Verticillasters clearly distant, 2-6-flowered, in axils of upper leaves. Calyx tubular-campanulate, 5-10-nerved, not or scarcely bilabiate; lobes 5 (in ours) prominent, oblong or oblanceolate, subequal, as long as or longer than tube, erect-spreading. Corolla bilabiate, white or yellowish white; tube densely pilose-annulate at base; upper lip straight, densely villous; lower lip 3-lobed, median larger than laterals. Stamens 4, included or somewhat exserted, didynamous, anterior longer; thecae bilocular, diverging, hairy or glabrous. Style with 2 equal lobes. Nutlets sharply trigonous, obovoid, truncate at apex.

Over 40 species are recognized, mainly in C. Asia, but an overall review of the genus is much needed; many of the species are ill-defined. With some affinities to Otostegia which also has sturdy spines in the leaf axils.

1 Leaves simple, entire or apically toothed; calyces 10-12 mm long, clearly 10-nerved; woody shrub   1 Lagochilus cuneatus
+ Leaves palmate to pinnate; calyces 20-30 mm long, inconspicuously 5-nerved; suffruticose or subshrub   2 Lagochilus cabulicus

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