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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 4/4/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 4/4/2013)
Species Hyptis suaveolens (L.) Poit.
PlaceOfPublication Ann. Mus. Hist. Nat. Paris 7: 472, p1. 29, f. 2, 1806.
Synonym Ballota suaveolens L., Syst. Nat., ed. 10, 1100, 1759. Mesosphaerum suaveolens (L.) 0. Ktze., Rev. Gen. P1. 2: 525, 1891.
Description Herbs, coarse, slightly suffrutescent at the base, to 3 m, lightly to densely pubescent, the hairs uniseriate and to 3 mm long, some glandular-capitate. Leaves deltoid, ovate, or rhombate, acute, serrate to doubly serrate, the bases cordate to rounded, to 8(-12) cm long and 6(-8) cm wide, pubescent on both surfaces, densely so on the veins beneath; petioles to 7 cm long. Inflorescences cymes, 3-6-flowered, the peduncles ca 0.5-2 cm long, the bracts leaflike, caducous. Flowers subsessile; calyx narrowly campanulate, ca 4. 5-6(-8) mm long at maturity, teeth spinulose, ca 2(-3.5) mm long, ca 10-ribbed, membranaceous, pubescent; corolla purple, the tube ca 4-5 mm long, exserted, the lips ca 1.5-2 mm long, pubescent; filaments pubescent, the anthers ca 0.3 mm long; style slender, ca 4 mm long, weakly 2-lobed. Nutlets 1(-2), rectangular, ca 3 mm long, the pericarp corky and dark brown.
Habit Herbs
Distribution Widely distributed in the tropics of North and South America, and also found in the East Indies to Hong Kong and Formosa, Australia, and Africa.
Specimen BOCAS DEL TORO: Columbus I., 6 mi inland, von Wedel 34 (MO); vic of Chiriqui Lagoon, Careening Cay, von Wedel 2818 (MO). CANAL ZONE: sabanas along drowned Rio Azote Caballo, Dodge et al. 16834 (MO). COCLE: viC Rio Teta & Pan Am Hwy, Blum & Tyson 1892 (MO). DARIEN: viC of El Llano, Duke 5795 (MO). PANAMA: betw Capira & Potrero, Dodge & Hunter 8640 (MO); 5-6 mi E of Chepo on Pan Am Hwy, Duke 4049 (MO); nr beach at Nueva Gorgona, Duke 4490 (MO).
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