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Published In: Plantae Asiaticae Rariores 2: 14. (Pl. Asiat. Rar.) 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
Type: Type: Described from Nepal.
Distribution: Distribution: Kashmir to Nepal and Burma.
Comment/Acknowledgements: No specimens have been seen from our area; the Kashmir record requires confirmation. It is not mentioned in the recent Flora of Jammu (Sharma & Kachroo, 1981).
Map Location: C-8 Kashmir: Jammu (sec Ft. Brit. Ind. 4: 614. 1885).


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Perennial herb with a woody rootstock. Stems erect, slender, quadrangular, leafy below, simple or branched, 15-50 cm, with an indumentum of short spreading hairs. Leaves obovate to oblong-elliptic, 4-8 x 1-3 cm, inconspicuously gland-dotted, crenulate to serrulate, cuneate, sessile, apex rounded or acute, with short multicellular hairs or glabrescent. Inflorescence unbranched or branched. Verticillasters 10-20, forming long rather slender racemes, 4-8-flowered, distant. Bracts 2-2.5 mm, ovate. Pedicels 1.5-3 mm. Calyx tubular, c. 4.5 mm in flower, expanding in fruit to 9-10 mm, deflexed and curved, tubular campanulate; throat glabrous; lateral teeth in fruit broadly ovate-triangular, c. 1.5 mm; lower teeth narrow triangular-subulate, c. 2.5 mm. Corolla white or pink, c. 12 mm; tube clearly exserted beyond calyx teeth. Stamens included. Nutlets ovoid-globose, 1.5 x 1.2 mm apically rounded, finely punctulate, mucilaginous on wetting.
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