Family: Lamiaceae

Family: Lamiaceae

Popular name: The Mint Family

Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist

Kingdom Plantae
Division Magnoliophyta
Class Magnoliopsida
Subclass
Order Lamiales
Family Lamiaceae

Botanical Description of the Family

Habit: Mostly herb, however under shrub and rarely trees are found

Root: Tap root system

Stem: Stem generally quadrangular in transverse section, usually covered with trichome and glands

Leaf: Simple, opposite, rarely whorl in phyllotaxy, exstipulate

Inflorescence: Verticillaster, racemose, capitate or panicle

Flower: Mostly zygomorphic, hermaphrodite, bracteates

Calyx: persistent, more or less regular or unequal 4-5 toothed

Corolla: Corolla tube sometimes with a ring of hairs

Androecium: Stamens usually four and didynamous

Gynoecium: Ovary superior, carpel 2, syncarpous

Fruit: Schizocarp

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