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Lepechinia calycina
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Subfamily: Nepetoideae
Tribe: Mentheae
Subtribe: Salviinae
Genus: Lepechinia

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Astemon Regel
Mahya Cordem.
Sphacele Benth.[1]

Lepechinia is a genus of plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae. It includes several species of plants known commonly as pitchersages (also pitcher sages).[2] Plants of this genus can be found in Central and South America, Mexico, California, the Dominican Republic, and Hawaii, although the species in Hawaii is probably a human introduction.[3] Many of them bear attractive pitcher-shaped flowers, often in shades of purple. The genus was named for the Russian botanist Ivan Ivanovich Lepechin. Recently, the two monotypic genera Chaunostoma and Neoeplingia were shown to be part of Lepechinia.[4]

Selected species[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Genus: Lepechinia Willd.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2004-09-10. Retrieved 2011-02-17. 
  2. ^ a b "Lepechinia". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2011-02-17. 
  3. ^ Hart, J. A. 1983. Systematic and evolutionary studies in the genus Lepechinia (Lamiaceae). Ph.D. thesis. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University.
  4. ^ Drew, Bryan T. Sytsma, Kenneth J. 2011. Testing the Monophyly and Placement of Lepechinia in the Tribe Mentheae (Lamiaceae). Systematic Botany, 36: 1038-1049.
  5. ^ "GRIN Species Records of Lepechinia". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2011-02-17. 

External links[edit]

Data related to Lepechinia at Wikispecies