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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: Prostantheroideae
Tribus: Chloantheae
Genus: Quoya
Species: Q. atriplicina – Q. cuneata – Q. dilatata – Q. loxocarpa – Q. oldfieldii – Q. paniculata – Q. verbascina

Quoya Gaudich., Voy. Uranie: 453 (1829)

Type species: Quoya cuneata Gaudich., Voy. Uranie: 454 (1829)


Pityrodia p. p. R.Br., Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holl.: 513 (1810)


Gaudichaud-Beaupré, C. 1829. Voyage autour du Monde, entrepris par Ordre du Roi,... 453.
Conn, B.J., Henwood, M.J. & Streiber, N. 2011. Synopsis of the tribe Chloantheae and new nomenclatural combinations in Pityrodia (Lamiaceae). Australian Systematic Botany 24(1): 1–9. Full text (PDF) Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2016. Quoya in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2016 Jan. 5. Reference page. 2015. Quoya. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2015 December 25.
International Plant Names Index. 2015. Quoya. Published online. Accessed: December 25 2015.

Quoya is a genus of flowering plants in family Lamiaceae and is endemic to Western Australia. Plants in this genus are shrubs with five petals joined to form a tube-shaped flower with four stamens of unequal lengths.


Plants in the genus Quoya are evergreen shrubs densely covered with woolly hairs. The leaves are simple, egg-shaped to almost circular, arranged in opposite pairs and covered with branched hairs. The flowers are arranged in groups of 3 to 7, often forming short spikes and exhibit left-right symmetry. There are five sepals which are joined at their base, forming a short tube and five petals forming a straight or slightly curved tube with five lobes on the end, the upper lobes shorter than the lower ones. There are four stamens with the lower pair having reduced fertility. The fruit is a drupe with the sepals remaining attached.[2]
Taxonomy and naming

The genus was first described by Charles Gaudichaud-Beaupré in 1828 and the description was published in his book Voyage Autour du Monde ... sur les Corvettes de S.M. l'Uranie et la Physicienne. The type species is Quoya cuneata. The name of the genus (Quoya) honours the surgeon, zoologist and friend of Gaudichaud-Beaupré, Jean René Constant Quoy.[3][4]

The species of Quoya are:

Quoya atriplicina (F.Muell.) B.J.Conn & M.J.Henwood
Quoya cuneata Gaudich.
Quoya dilatata (F.Muell.) B.J.Conn & M.J.Henwood
Quoya loxocarpa (F.Muell.) B.J.Conn & M.J.Henwood
Quoya oldfieldii F.Muell.
Quoya paniculata F.Muell.
Quoya verbascina (F.Muell.) B.J.Conn & M.J.Henwood


All species of Quoya are endemic to Western Australia.[5]

"Quoya". Australian Plant Census. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
Conn, Barry J.; Henwood, Murray J.; Streiber, Nicola (2011). "Synopsis of the tribe Chloantheae and new nomenclatural combinations in Pityrodia (Lamiaceae)". Australian Systematic Botany. 24 (1): 1–9. doi:10.1071/SB10039.
"Quoya". APNI. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
Gaudichaud-Beaupré, Charles (1828). Voyage Autour du Monde ... sur les Corvettes de S.M. l'Uranie et la Physicienne: Botanique. Paris. pp. 453–454. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
"Quoya". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.

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