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Published In: Botanical Miscellany 3: 370. 1833. (Bot. Misc.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Contributor Text: I.C. Hedge
Type: Type: [India] "Banks of Jumna" Royle (UV - photo!).
Distribution: Distribution: Arabian peninsula, Pakistan, India.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Clearly different from Ocimum rubicundus; in some respects intermediate between Ocimum and Orthosiphon. Stewart (1957-58 l.c.) comments that it is occasional about Rawalpindi after the rains.
Illustration: Orthosiphon pallidus Royle ex Benth. (Illustration)
Map Location: B-7/8 Kashmir: Jammu, Jacquemont 1427 (K); C-7 Rawalpindi: Rawalpindi, R. R. Stewart 11057, 13791 (RAW); Sohan River, R.R. Stewart 16541 (RAW); G-4 Baluchistan: Shah Bilaweel, Stocks 652 (K).


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Perennial herb with a woody rootstock, not aromatic [requires confirmation]. Stems diffusely branched, ascending-erect, 10-35 cm, slender, quadrangular, pubescent or almost glabrous. Leaves ovate, 1-2 (-3.5) x 1 (-2.5) cm, pale green, slightly fleshy, subentire to crenate-serrate, gland-dotted, cuneate to truncate, petiolate, pubescent to almost glabrous. Inflorescence usually unbranched, short. Verticillasters 5-7, c. 6-flowered, distant. Bracts 0.5-1 mm, ovate-oblong. Pedicels c. 2 inm spreading in flower, deflexed in fruit. Calyx 2-2.5 mm in flower, and up to 6 mm in fruit, pubescent in lower part, eglandular; throat glabrous; upper lobe ovate-orbicular; lower pair of teeth subulateattenuate, 2 mm in fruit. Corolla white or lilac, 5-6 mm; tube as long as calyx teeth. Stamens included. Nutlets pale brown, orbicular-ovoid, c. 1 x 1 mm, finely punctulate, mucilaginous on wetting.
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