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Published In: Labiatarum Genera et Species 482. 1834. (Labiat. Gen. Spec.) Name publication detail
 

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.: July-September.
Type: Type: [NW India, Himachal Pradesh] Sirmore et Kamaon, Govan (K).
Distribution: Distribution: Pakistan, Kashmir, NW India.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Characterized by the almost straight calyces and the large yellow falcate corollas. Blatter reported, without further detail, a hybrid between Nepeta govaniana and Nepeta erecta which was illustrated (l.c.) as t. 52. f.
Illustration: Nepeta govaniana (Wall. ex Benth.) Benth. (Illustration)
Map Location: B-7 Hazara: Hill Territory, Ganja Kandao to Hill, 2280 m, Burtt 1254 (E); Kaghan valley, Inayat 20071 (K); Kankoli, Duthie 1899 (K); Thandiani, R. R. Stewart s.n. (RAW); Naran, Kazmi 686 (PES); Shogran, Kazmi 7749 (PES), Jan Mohd 1956 s.n. (KUH); Swat: Jabba, E. Nasir 2920 (RAW); Bahrain, Rodin 5562 (K); B-8 Kashmir: Kishen Ganga valley, c. 3800 m, Duthie 12618 (E); Sinthan Pass, 3350 m, Ludlow & Sherriff 8188 (BM, E); Kolahoi valley, 3200 m, O. Polunin 56/524 (BM, E); Gulmarg, 2600 m, O. Polunin 56/117 (BM, E); Pir Panjal, Duthie 25749 (K); above Tragbol, Osmaston 12 (K); Sonmarg, Kohli 84 (K); Haramukh, 3650 m, Ludlow & Sherriff 7844 (BM, E); B-9 Kashmir: Kamri Pass, c. 3800 m, 26.8.1892, Duthie s.n. (E); C-8 Kashmir: Poonch, Aliabad, Drummond 14023 (K).

 

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Tall erect aromatic perennial herb, c. 50-100 cm. Stems sturdy, quadrangular, very finely eglandular pubescent or finely glandular-papillose, little branched, leafy. Leaves regularly ovate or ovate lanceolate, up to 11 x 6 cm, crenate to serrate, broadly cuneate to rounded, acute, finely eglandular pilose mainly on nerves beneath and with numerous sessile oil globules; petiole 15-30 mm. Inflorescence showy, paniculate, of few-flowered lax pedunculate cymes borne in axils of uppermost leaves and leaf-like bracts. Bracts much smaller than calyces. Pedicels 3-6 mm. Calyx 6-8 mm, tubular, straight or almost so, with a very short eglandular or papillose-glandular indumentum; throat oblique; teeth unequal, triangular or narrow triangular, 1/3 to as long as calyx tube. Corolla c. 25 mm, pale yellow to orange-yellow; tube exserted, slender below, gracefully curved, much widened at throat; upper lip ± falcate, deeply bifid; lower lip ± as long as upper. Nutlets c. 2.5 x 1.4 mm, oblong, greenish brown, apically rounded, minutely granular, with a small areole; often only 1 nutlet developing.
 
 
 
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