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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Lamiales

Familia: Lamiaceae
Subfamilia: Lamioideae
Tribus: Pogostemoneae
Genus: Anisomeles
Species: A. candicans – A. heyneana – A. indica – A. malabarica – A. salviifolia

Anisomeles R.Br., Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holl.: 503 (1810)
Type species: Not designated.


Epimeredi Adans., Fam. Pl. 2: 192 (1763)


Brown, R. (1810) Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae 503.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2014. Anisomeles in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 June 16. Reference page.
Tropicos.org 2014. Anisomeles. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 June 16.
International Plant Names Index. 2014. Anisomeles. Published online. Accessed: June 16 2014.

Anisomeles is a genus of herbs of the family Lamiaceae and is native to China, the Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asia, New Guinea, Australia, Madagascar, and some Pacific and Indian Ocean islands.[1][2] Plants in the genus Anisomeles have small, flat, narrow elliptic to narrow e.g.-shaped leaves arranged in opposite pairs, the edges of the leaves sometimes wavy or serrated. The flowers are arranged in groups, with five sepals and five petals in two "lips", the lower lip with three lobes, the middle lobe much longer than the side lobes. There are four stamens that extend beyond the petals and a single style in a depression on top of the ovary. The fruit is a schizocarp with four nutlets containing small seeds.[3]

The genus Anisomeles was first formally described in 1810 by Robert Brown in his Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae et Insulae Van Diemen.[4][5] The name Anisomeles means "unequal limbs", referring to the petal lobes.[6]
Species list

The following is a list of species of Anisomeles accepted by Plants of the World Online as of March 2021:[7]

Anisomeles ajugacea (F.M.Bailey & F.Muell.) A.R.Bean - Queensland
Anisomeles antrorsa A.R.Bean - Queensland
Anisomeles bundelensis A.R.Bean - Northern Territory
Anisomeles candicans Benth. - Myanmar, Thailand
Anisomeles carpentarica A.R.Bean - Northern Territory, Queensland
Anisomeles eriodes A.R.Bean - Queensland
Anisomeles farinacea A.R.Bean - Northern Territory, Western Australia
Anisomeles grandibracteata A.R.Bean - Northern Territory
Anisomeles indica (L.) Kuntze - China, Tibet, Himalayas, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Maldive Islands, Lakshadweep, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Indochina, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, New Guinea, Christmas Island, Bismarck Archipelago, Mauritius, Madagascar; naturalized in Fiji, Samoa, Jamaica, Trinidad
Anisomeles inodora R.Br. - Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia
Anisomeles languida A.R.Bean - Queensland
Anisomeles leucotricha A.R.Bean - Northern Territory
Anisomeles macdonaldii A.R.Bean - Queensland
Anisomeles malabarica (L.) R.Br. ex Sims - India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, New Guinea, Bismarck Archipelago, Mauritius, Réunion, northern Australia
Anisomeles ornans A.R.Bean - Queensland
Anisomeles papuana A.R.Bean - Bismarck Archipelago, Maluku, New Guinea, Queensland
Anisomeles principis A.R.Bean - Lesser Sunda Is., Western Australia
Anisomeles tirunelveliensis Rajakumar, Selvak. & S.Murug. - India
Anisomeles viscidula A.R.Bean - Northern Territory, Western Australia
Anisomeles vulpina A.R.Bean - Queensland
Anisomeles × intermedia Wight ex Benth. - India


Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Flora of China Vol. 17 Page 188, 广防风属 guang fang feng shu, Anisomeles R. Brown, Prodr. 503. 1810.
"Anisomeles". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife.
"Anisomeles". APNI. Retrieved 4 March 2021.
Brown, Robert (1810). Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae. London. p. 503. Retrieved 4 March 2021.
Sharr, Francis Aubi; George, Alex (2019). Western Australian Plant Names and Their Meanings (3rd ed.). Kardinya, WA: Four Gables Press. p. 59. ISBN 9780958034180.
"Anisomeles". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 4 March 2021.

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