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50. Mosla (Benth.) Buch.-Ham. ex Maxim. in Bull. Acad. Imp. Sc. St. Petersb. ser. 3, 20: 456. 1875. Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 4: 647. 1885; Briquet in Engler & Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. ed. 1, 4, 3A: 326. 1897; Mukerjee in Rec. Bot. Surv. Ind. 14, 1: 101. 1940.

I.C. Hedge

  • Hedeoma sect. Mosla Benth.

    Annual aromatic herbs with a sparse pilose indumentum. Leaves undivided, serrate, prominently gland-dotted, petiolate. Verticillasters 2-flowered, in elongated terminal or lateral racemes. Bracts very small. Flowers white or purplish. Calyx very small in flower, much enlarging in fruit and ± gibbous, bilabiate; throat with a villous ring of hairs; teeth unequal. Corolla little longer than calyx, bilabiate. Stamens 2 (posterior); anterior pair reduced to staminodes; thecae 2-locular, divergent. Style rather deeply bifid. Nutlets globose with a prominent raised reticulum.

    About 6 species in east Asia; the generic affinities are unclear.

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