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Leonurus

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Leonurus is a genus of flowering plants in the family Lamiaceae. It is native to Europe and Asia, naturalized in New Zealand, Hawaii, New Caledonia, and much of North and South America.[2][3][4][5]

Leonurus japonicus is one of the 50 fundamental herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine. It is called yìmǔcǎo (益母草) in Chinese.

Species are sometimes confused with the related genus Leonotis.

Species[2]

References

  1. ^ illustration from Prof. Dr. Otto Wilhelm Thomé Flora von Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz 1885, Gera, Germany
  2. ^ a b c Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  3. ^ Flora of China Vol. 17 Page 162 益母草属 yi mu cao shu Leonurus Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 2: 584. 1753.
  4. ^ Altervista Flora Italiana, Genere Leonurus includes photos + European distribution maps
  5. ^ Biota of North America Program 2013 county distribution maps
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Leonurus: Brief Summary

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Leonurus is a genus of flowering plants in the family Lamiaceae. It is native to Europe and Asia, naturalized in New Zealand, Hawaii, New Caledonia, and much of North and South America.

Leonurus japonicus is one of the 50 fundamental herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine. It is called yìmǔcǎo (益母草) in Chinese.

Species are sometimes confused with the related genus Leonotis.

Species Leonurus cardiaca L. - much of northern + central Europe east to Western Siberia + Iran Leonurus chaituroides C.Y.Wu & H.W.Li - southeastern China (Anhui, Hubei, Hunan) Leonurus deminutus V.I.Krecz. - Siberia, Mongolia, Inner Mongolia Leonurus glaucescens Bunge - Turkey, Caucasus, Ukraine, European Russia, western Siberia (Altai and Western Siberia), Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Inner Mongolia Leonurus incanus V.I.Krecz. & Kuprian. - Kazakhstan Leonurus japonicus Houtt. - Japan, Korea, Amur, Primorye, much of China (incl Taiwan, Tibet, Xinjiang), Himalayas, Southeast Asia, Queensland; naturalized in North + South America, West Indies, Hawaii, Cape Verde, etc. Leonurus kuprijanoviae Krestovsk. - Pakistan Leonurus macranthus Maxim. - Japan, Primorye, Manchuria Leonurus mongolicus V.I.Krecz. & Kuprian. - Mongolia, parts of Siberia (Tuva + Chita) Leonurus nuristanicus Murata - Afghanistan Leonurus oblongifolius Popov - Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan Leonurus persicus Boiss. - Turkey, Iran, Caucasus Leonurus pseudomacranthus Kitag. - Japan, Amur, Primorye, eastern China Leonurus pseudopanzerioides Krestovsk. - Mongolia, Xinjiang Leonurus pubescens Benth. - Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, western Himalayas Leonurus quinquelobatus Gilib. - Turkey, Iran, Caucasus, Crimea; naturalized in Germany, Belgium, Irkutsk Leonurus royleanus Benth. - western Himalayas Leonurus sibiricus L. - Mongolia, Siberia (Altai, Chita), China (Hebei, Nei Mongol, Shaanxi, Shanxi) Leonurus tataricus L. - Siberia (Altai, Tuva, Western Siberia, Irkutsk) Leonurus tibeticus Krestovsk. - Tibet Leonurus turkestanicus V.I.Krecz. & Kuprian. - western Himalayas, Tibet, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Iran Leonurus urticifolius C.Y.Wu & H.W.Li - Tibet Leonurus villosissimus C.Y.Wu & H.W.Li - China (Hebei) Leonurus wutaishanicus C.Y.Wu & H.W.Li - China (Shanxi)
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