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Published In: Labiatarum Genera et Species fasc. 7: 714. 1835. (Labiat. Gen. Spec.) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
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Contributor Text: I.C. Hedge
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: June-August.
Type: Type: Kashmir and Tibet. Ad Ovelia, Rici et Yonnedeh-Seursing, Jacquemant (P).
Distribution: Distribution: Afghanistan, Soviet C. Asia, Pakistan, Kashmir to Bhutan, India, Tibet, China.
Comment/Acknowledgements: A fairly common plant where it occurs in our area; Hartmann (l.c.) records it at an altitude of 5100 m (Karakoram, Baltistan, Kiam).
Map Location: A-6 Chitral: Parsing to Tirich Bara, Kamal Akhter Malik et al. 1606 (KUH); Rosh Gol, NE of Tirich Mir, 2440 m, Stainton 2812 (BM, E); A-7 Gilgit: 10 km from Yasin to Barkutti, Saood Omer 250 (KUH); Chitral: Harchin, 1750 m, Toppin 833 (K); A-8 Gilgit: Nagar village, 2300 m, O. Polunin 6437 (BM, E); Naltar village, 3050 m, R. R. Stewart 26190 (K); B-8 Baltistan: Mehdi Abad to Parkutta, Saood Omer et al. 981 (KUH); Skardu, Nakao s.n. (KYO); Deosai Plains, Shingo valley, R. R. Stewart s.n. (RAW); Gilgit: Gilgit, Kashmir: Sonamarg, 2750 m, R. R. Stewart 6919 (K); B-9 Ladak: Kangi La, Koelz s.n. (E).


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Annual herb, 10-50 cm, strongly aromatic. Stems simple or branched, quadrangular, often purplish, sparsely pubescent with white multicellular eglandular hairs. Leaves narrow to broad elliptic-oblong, 2-5 x 1-2 cm, ± regularly crenate-serrulate, cuneate, acute, pilose on both surfaces, gland-dotted abaxially. Petiole 5 mm on lower leaves, less above. Inflorescence of terminal and axillary spikes, 3-5 x 0.5-1 (-1.4) cm; verticillasters condensed. Bracts broadly ovate, c. 4 x 4 mm, green or purplish, villous. Calyx c. 2 mm in flower expanding and inflating to c. 5-6 mm in fruit and broad campanulate; teeth triangular densely villous at margins, apically ± rounded. Corolla pink or purplish, c. 2.5-3 mm, very densely covered with purplish long multicellular hairs. Stamens included or shortly exserted. Nutlets c. 2 x 1.5 mm, obovoid, dark brown, finely papillate, apically verrucose, often only 1 or 2 developing.
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