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27. Sulaimania Hedge & Rech. f. in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 150: 345. 1982.

I.C. Hedge

Subshrub, glabrous in all parts except flowers, pale green. Leaves ± linear, simple, entire, thick-textured, scarcely petiolate. Verticillasters 4-10-flowered, all remote. Calyx tubular-infundibuliform, coriaceous, indistinctly nerved, scarcely bilabiate, with 7-10 spiny spreading teeth, not or scarcely expanding in fruit. Corolla bilabiate; tube shortly exserted from calyx tube, V-annulate within; upper lip horizontal, densely pilose-villous, entire; lower lip 3-lobed with median lobe larger than laterals. Stamens 4; filaments and thecae glabrous; thecae bilocular, diverging. Style with 2 short equal lobes. Nutlets not known; in juvenile stage apparently truncate.

Monotypic; endemic to Pakistan.

A distinct genus sharing some points of similarity with Lagochilus (habit), Otostegia (fades and corolla) and Leucas (calyx limb irregular, more than 5-partite) but whose precise affinities are uncertain.

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