Plant Systematics and Evolution

, Volume 185, Issue 1–2, pp 91–97 | Cite as

A reconsideration of the genusRabdosiella (Lamiaceae, Nepetoideae, Ocimeae)

  • Olof Ryding


The two generaPlectranthus andIsodon are compared and found to be very dissimilar.Isodon ist considered to be misplaced inOcimeae subtribePlectranthinae and apparently is more closely related to subtribeHyptidinae. The disjunct genusRabdosiella is compared to these two genera and regarded to be polyphyletic. The AfricanR. calycina (Benth.)Codd is returned toPlectranthus and calledP. calycinusBenth., while the AsianR. ternifolia (D. Don)Codd is placed inIsodon sect.Pyramidium and calledI. ternifolius (D. Don)Kudo.

Key words

Lamiaceae Nepetoideae Ocimeae Isodon Plectranthus Pyramidium Rabdosiella Systematics taxonomy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Olof Ryding
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  1. 1.Department of Systematic BotanyUppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden

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