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29. Roylea Wall. ex Benth. in Edward’s Bot. Reg. 15: t. 1289. 1829. Benth. in DC., Prodr. 12: 516. 1848; Hook. F., Fl. Brit. Ind. 4: 679. 1885; Briquet in Engler & Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. ed. 1, 4, 3A: 260. 1896; Mukerjee in Rec. Bot. Surv. Ind. 14, 1: 201. 1940.

I.C. Hedge

Shrub. Stems tall, leafy, with a dense tomentose eglandular indumentum, branched. Leaves ovate, not divided, crenate, petiolate. Flowers borne in shortly pedunculate verticillasters in axils of upper leaves. Bracts subulate. Calyx large, not bilabiate, with a prominently ribbed narrow cylindrical tube and oblong-elliptic lobes as long as tube; tube bearded within. Corolla bilabiate, scarcely or not longer than calyx lobes; upper lip straight, entire; lower 3-lobed, spreading; tube annulate within. Stamens 4, didynamous, anterior pair longer; thecae bilocular, glabrous, diverging. Style bifid with subequal short subulate lobes. Nutlets ovoid, smooth truncate, rounded.

Monotypic. With some affinities to Ballota and Otostegia.

Lower Taxon

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