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Published In: Species Plantarum 2: 570. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Contributor Text: I.C. Hedge
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: June-July.
Type: Type: Europe (LINN - 726/1 - microfiche!).
Distribution: Distribution: Most of Europe, SW and C. Asia, Himalayas; introduced in many other parts of the world.
Illustration: Nepeta cataria L. (Illustration)
Map Location: A-7 Chitral: Mastuj river, 1980 m, Bowes Lyon 1100 (BM, E); Nomal, R. R. Stewart 26183 (RAW); Madaklash, Qaiser & Ghafoor 6802, 729 (KUH); A-8 Nagar: Chalt, 1830 m, O. Polunin 6455 (BM, E); B-6 Dir: Dir, Alam Khan 70 (RAW); Chitral: Rest House Booni, Sultanul Abedin 8033, 8019 (KUH); Drosh, Biros, Sultanul Abedin 7969 (KUH); Yarkhun, Rashun to Koghozi, 1700 m, Kerstan K-229 (W); ?Kargah, Ghafoor 729 (KUH); ?Ziarat, G. M. Khattak 57 (RAW), Mohinder Nath 2308 (RAW), Qaiser & Farooqi 106 (KUH); B-7 Swat, M. A. Malik s.n. (RAW); B-8 Kashmir: Avantipur, Kashmir valley, Drummond 15056 (E, K); Wangat, R. R. Stewart 18077 (RAW); Srinagar, R. R. Stewart 5060 (RAW); Gilgit, ann. 1896, Giles s.n. (E); C-6 Kurram: Kurram valley, M. A. Afandi 426 (PES); Shalozan, Aitchison 887 (K); D-4 Quetta: Ziarat, 2500 m, Lace 4056 (E); Zandra, Jafri & Akbar 2240 (KUH); ?Narantag, R. R. Stewart 18119 (RAW).


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Sturdy perennial. Stems quadrangular, 60-80 cm, branched above, pilose with short eglandular retrorse hairs, leafy. Leaves triangular-ovate, 20-70 x 20-40 mm, crenate-serrate, cordate or truncate, acute, greyish beneath with adpressed eglandular hairs and sessile oil globules; petiole 1-2 cm. Inflores-cence of numerous ± distant mostly pedunculate loosely condensed cymes forming panicles. Bracts linear-oblong, shorter than calyces. Pedicels c. 1 mm. Calyx grey-green, 5-6 mm, curved, somewhat oblique at throat, ± densely pubescent with sessile oil globules; teeth narrow triangular-acuminate, 2-3 mm, ciliate. Corolla white or cream with blue-violet spots, 6-8 mm; tube about as long as calyx teeth. Nutlets darkish brown, dull matt, c. 1.4 x 1 mm, with a straight lateral areole.
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