Herbs, relatively small. Stems terete
or rarely quadrangular
(Mazus lanceifolius), erect
from lower nodes. Leaves in a rosette or opposite, often upper leaves alternate; petiole
; bracts small. Bracteoles present or absent. Flowers small. Calyx funnelform
, 5-lobed. Corolla 2-lipped, palate
with 2 longitudinal
; lower lip 3-lobed; upper lip 2-lobed. Stamens 4, didynamous
on corolla tube
locules divergent, apically connivent. Ovary hairy
. Style glabrous; stigma 2-lamellate. Capsule compressed
in cupular persistent
calyx, loculicidal. Seeds small, numerous
About 35 species: China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Russia, Vietnam; Australia, New Zealand; 25 species in China.
- Chatton, 1925
- Haeckel, 1866
- Cavalier-Smith, 1981
- Sinnott, 1935 ex Cavalier-Smith, 1998
- Vascular Plants
- Kenrick & Crane, 1997, nom. inval.
- Kenrick & Crane, 1997
- Novák ex Takht. (1967)
- Subclass: Magnoliidae () - Novák ex Takhtajan, 1967 - Angiosperms
- Class: Spermatopsida () - Novák ex Takht. (1967)
- Infraphylum: Radiatopses () - Kenrick & Crane, 1997
- Subphylum: Euphyllophytina () - Kenrick & Crane, 1997, nom. inval.
- Phylum: Tracheophyta () - Sinnott, 1935 ex Cavalier-Smith, 1998 - Vascular Plants
- Subkingdom: Viridaeplantae () - Cavalier-Smith, 1981
- Kingdom: Plantae () - Haeckel, 1866 - Plants
Members of the genus Mazus
ZipcodeZoo has pages for 9 species, subspecies, varieties, forms, and cultivars in this genus:
M. japonicus 'Albiflorus' (White-Flowered Mazus) · M. miquelii (Creeping Mazus) · M. pumilio (Swamp Mazus) · M. pumilus (Japanese Mazus) · M. repans (Mazus) · M. reptans (Creeping Mazus) · M. reptans 'Alba' (Mazus) · M. reptans 'Albus' (Mazus) · M. reptans 'Purple' (Mazus)
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Accessed through GBIF Data Portal November 25, 2007:
- Missouri Botanical Garden, Missouri Botanical Garden
- National Herbarium of New South Wales, Plants of Papua New Guinea
- Biodiversity Heritage Library NamebankID: 1796129
- Global Biodiversity Information Facility Taxonkey: 15850138
- Globally Unique Identifier: urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:805574-1
- Zipcode Zoo Species Identifier: 2091995