The generic name is derived from an ancient Greek name Teucrium (according to Fernald, 1950, Gray's Man. Bot.) which was used by Dioscorides for some related plant.
McClintock, E. and C. Epling. 1946. A revision of Teucrium in the New World, with observations on its variation, geographical distribution and history. Brittonia 5: 491-510. 1946.
Marin, P. et al. 1994. Nutlet sculpturing of selected Teucrium species (Lamiaceae): a character of taxonomic significance. Pl. Syst. Evol. 192: 199-214.
A mainly herbaceous genus of approximately 300 species (Marin et al. 1994), primarily occurring in the temperate zones of both hemispheres.
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