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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: Nepetoideae
Tribus: Mentheae
Subtribus: Menthinae
Genus: Pogogyne
Overview of species

P. abramsii – P. clareana – P. douglasii – P. floribunda – P. nudiuscula – P. serpylloides – P. tenuiflora – P. zizyphoroides

Pogogyne Benth., Labiat. Gen. Spec.: 414 (1834)
Type species: Pogogyne douglasii Benth., Labiat. Gen. Spec.: 414 (1834)


Hedeomoides Briq. in H.G.A.Engler & K.A.E.Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 4(3a): 295 (1896)


Bentham, G. (1834) Labiatarum Genera et Species 414.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2014. Pogogyne in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 June 26. Reference page. 2014. Pogogyne. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 June 26.
International Plant Names Index. 2014. Pogogyne. Published online. Accessed: June 26 2014.

Pogogyne is a small genus of flowering plants in the mint family known generally as mesamints or mesa mints. They are native to Oregon, Idaho, California, and Baja California.[1][2][3]

These are small annual plants with glandular, aromatic foliage. They are somewhat variable in appearance but are mostly minty-scented herbs with leaves and flower inflorescences bordered with stiff hairs. The flowers are white or a shade of purple or pinkish-lavender. The best known species is the critically endangered vernal pool species San Diego mesa mint, P. abramsii, which is now found only in a few isolated patches of ground near San Diego, California.[4]


Pogogyne abramsii Howell - San Diego mesa mint - San Diego County
Pogogyne clareana J.T.Howell - Santa Lucia mesa mint - Monterey County
Pogogyne douglasii Benth. - Douglas' mesa mint - Central + Northern California (Coast Ranges + Central Valley)
Pogogyne floribunda Jokerst - profuseflower mesa mint - northern California, southern Oregon, southwestern Idaho
Pogogyne nudiuscula A.Gray - Otay mesa mint - San Diego County + northern Baja California
Pogogyne serpylloides (Torr.) A.Gray - thymeleaf mesa mint - California + Baja California
Pogogyne zizyphoroides Benth. - Sacramento mesa mint - northern + central California, southwestern Oregon


Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Biota of North America Program 2013 county distribution maps
USDA Plants Profile
Jepson Manual Treatment

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