A synopsis of the genus Oxera (Labiatae), including keys and notes on ecology and distribution is given. The genus comprises twenty-one species and four subspecies native to New, Caledonia and Vanuatu. Three new species are described: Oxera coronata de Kok from the north and O. inodora de Kok from the south of New Caledonia respectively, and O. vanuatuensis de Kok known only in cultivation, in Vanuatu. Four new combinations are made: O. baladica subsp. nuda (Virot) de Kok, O. brevicalyx (Moldenke) de Kok, O. pulchella subsp, grandifolia (Dubard) de Kok and O. macrocalyx subsp. sororia (Daniker) de Kok. Nine names are neotypified or lectotypified.
|Number of pages||36|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|