Lamiaceae

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Mint family
Lamium purpureum jamestown1.jpg
Lamium purpureum L.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Martynov[1][2]
Genera

See text. Type Genus: Lamium L.

Lamium purpureum, showing the bilaterally symmetrical flower

The Lamiaceae (/ˌlmiˈsiˌ/[3] or /ˌlmiˈsi/[3]) or Labiatae (the mint or deadnettle family) are a family of flowering plants. They have traditionally been considered closely related to Verbenaceae,[4] but in the 1990s, phylogenetic studies suggested that many genera classified in Verbenaceae belong instead in Lamiaceae.[5][6] The currently accepted version of Verbenaceae may not be more closely related to Lamiaceae than some of the other families in the order Lamiales.[1] It is not yet known which of the families in Lamiales is closest to Lamiaceae.

The family has a cosmopolitan distribution.[7] The enlarged Lamiaceae contains about 236 genera[4] and has been stated to contain 6,900[7] to 7,200[4] species, but the World Checklist lists 7,534.[8] The largest genera are Salvia (900), Scutellaria (360), Stachys (300), Plectranthus (300), Hyptis (280), Teucrium (250), Vitex (250), Thymus (220), and Nepeta (200).[4] Clerodendrum was once a genus of over 400 species,[4] but by 2010, it had been narrowed to about 150.[9]

The plants are frequently aromatic in all parts and include many widely used culinary herbs, such as basil, mint, rosemary, sage, savory, marjoram, oregano, hyssop, thyme, lavender, and perilla. Some are shrubs, trees (such as teak), or, rarely, vines. Many members of the family are widely cultivated, owing not only to their aromatic qualities but also their ease of cultivation: these plants are among the easiest plants to propagate by stem cuttings.[citation needed] Besides those grown for their edible leaves, some are grown for decorative foliage, such as coleus. Others are grown for seed, such as Salvia hispanica (chia), or for their edible tubers, such as Plectranthus edulis, Plectranthus esculentus, Plectranthus rotundifolius, and Stachys affinis (chinese artichoke).

The original family name is Labiatae, so given because the flowers typically have petals fused into an upper lip and a lower lip (labia in Latin). The flowers are bilaterally symmetrical with 5 united petals, 5 united sepals. They are usually bisexual and verticillastrate (a flower cluster that looks like a whorl of flowers but actually consists of two crowded clusters). Although this is still considered an acceptable alternative name, most botanists now use the name "Lamiaceae" in referring to this family. The leaves emerge oppositely, each pair at right angles to the previous one (called decussate) or whorled. The stems are frequently square in cross section, but this is not found in all members of the family, and is sometimes found in other plant families.

Genera

The last revision of the entire family was published in 2004.[4] It described and provided keys to 236 genera. These are marked with an asterisk in the list below. A few genera have been established or resurrected since 2004. These are marked with a plus sign. The remaining genera in the list are mostly of historical interest only and are from a source that includes such genera without explanation.[10] Few of these are recognized in modern treatments of the family.

Kew Gardens provides a list of genera that includes additional information.[11] A list at the Angiosperm Phylogeny Website is frequently updated.[12]

Recent changes

The circumscription of several genera has changed since 2004. Tsoongia, Paravitex, and Viticipremna have been sunk into synonymy with Vitex.[13] Huxleya has been sunk into Volkameria.[9] Kalaharia, Volkameria, Ovieda, and Tetraclea have been segregated from a formerly polyphyletic Clerodendrum.[9] Rydingia has been separated from Leucas.[14] The remaining Leucas is paraphyletic over four other genera.[15]

Subfamilies and tribes

In 2004, Lamiaceae were divided into seven subfamilies with ten genera not placed in any of the subfamilies.[4] The unplaced genera are: Tectona, Callicarpa, Hymenopyramis, Petraeovitex, Peronema, Garrettia, Cymaria, Acrymia, Holocheila, and Ombrocharis. The subfamilies are Symphorematoideae, Viticoideae, Ajugoideae, Prostantheroideae, Nepetoideae, Scutellarioideae, and Lamioideae. The subfamily Viticoideae is probably not monophyletic.[13] Prostantheroideae and Nepetoideae are divided into tribes. These are shown in the phylogenetic tree below.

Phylogeny

Most of the genera of Lamiaceae have never been sampled for DNA for molecular phylogenetic studies. Most of those that have been are included in the following phylogenetic tree. The phylogeny depicted below is based on seven different sources.[4][6][9][13][16][17][18]

Lamiaceae 

Callicarpa



Tectona


Viticoideae (pro parte) 

Gmelina



Premna



Viticoideae (pro parte) 

Vitex


Symphorematoideae 

Congea



Symphorema



Ajugoideae 

Rotheca




Teucrium




Ajuga





Oxera



Faradaya





Kalaharia




Clerodendrum




Volkameria




Ovieda



Aegiphila



Tetraclea



Amasonia










Prostantheroideae 
Chloantheae 

Chloanthes


Westringieae

Prostanthera



Westringia




Nepetoideae 
Ocimeae 

Lavandula



Siphocranion




Isodon



Hanceola



Hyptis





Orthosiphon



Ocimum





Plectranthus



Solenostemon






Elscholtzieae 

Elscholtzia



Perilla



Mentheae 


Lepechinia



Salvia



Rosmarinus






Prunella




Nepeta



Dracocephalum



Agastache







Origanum



Thymus





Mentha




Satureja




Clinopodium



Bystropogon





Pycnanthemum



Monarda





Dicerandra



Conradina










Scutellarioideae 

Holmskioldia



Scutellaria



Lamioideae 

Pogostemon




Phlomis



Lamium




Stachys



Sideritis




Haplostachys




Stenogyne



Phyllostegia






Leonurus



Marrubium



Moluccella




Rydingia




Leucas



Leonotis








References

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  12. APG list of Lamiaceae genera
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Bramley, Gemma L.C.; Forest, Félix; Rogier (2009). "Troublesome tropical mints: re-examining generic limits of Vitex and relations (Lamiaceae) in South East Asia". Taxon. 58 (2): 500–510.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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