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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: Symphorematoideae
Genus: Congea
Species: C. chinensis – C. connata – C. forbesii – C. griffithiana – C. hansenii – C. pedicellata – C. rockii – C. siamensis – C. tomentosa – C. velutina – C. vestita

Nothospecies: C. × munirii

Congea Roxb., Pl. Coromandel 3: 90 (1820)
Type species: Congea tomentosa Roxb., Pl. Coromandel 3: 90 (1820)


Calochlamys C.Presl, Abh. Königl. Böhm. Ges. Wiss., ser. 5, 3: 578 (1845)


Roxburgh, W. (1820) Plants of the Coast of Coromandel 3: 90.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2014. Congea in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 June 21. Reference page. 2014. Congea. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 June 21.
International Plant Names Index. 2014. Congea. Published online. Accessed: June 21 2014.

Congea[2] is a small genus of flowering plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae, first described by William Roxburgh in 1820.

It contains vines native to southern China, the Himalayas, and Southeast Asia[1][3] that are rarely seen in cultivation outside the tropics. One species, Congea tomentosa, is occasionally grown in large greenhouses, but this is mainly restricted to conservatories on large estates or botanic gardens.


Congea chinensis Moldenke - Yunnan, Myanmar
Congea connata H.R.Fletcher - Thailand
Congea forbesii King & Gamble - Malaysia, Sumatra
Congea griffithiana Munir - Laos, Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia; naturalized in Sri Lanka
Congea hansenii Moldenke - Thailand
Congea × munirii Moldenke - Vietnam (C. chinensis × C. connata)
Congea pedicellata Munir - Laos, Thailand, Vietnam; naturalized in Fiji
Congea rockii Moldenke - Thailand
Congea siamensis H.R.Fletcher - Thailand, Myanmar
Congea tomentosa Roxb., commonly called Shower Orchid, Shower of Orchids, or Wooly Congea. - Yunnan, Assam, Bangladesh, Indochina; naturalized in Central America, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Sri Lanka
Congea velutina Wight - Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, Sumatra
Congea vestita Griff. - Indochina


Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Roxburgh W (1820) Plants of the Coast of Coromandel 3(4): 90, t. 293.
Flora of China Vol. 17 Page 49 绒苞藤属 rong bao teng shu Congea Roxburgh, Pl. Coromandel. 3: 90. 1820.

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