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Published In: Revisio Generum Plantarum 2: 529. 1891. (5 Nov 1891) (Revis. Gen. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Contributor Text: I.C. Hedge
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: March-May.
Type: Type: "Hab. in India", Burmann (? G).
Distribution: Distribution: Kashmir, throughout most of India, Nepal.
Comment/Acknowledgements: In our area apparently restricted to southern parts of Kashmir; usually growing in damp or shady places. The shrubby habit, broad leaves and exserted violet-hairy staminal filaments are characteristic.
Illustration: Pogostemon benghalensis (Burm. f.) Kuntze (Illustration)
Map Location: C-8 Kashmir: Jammu, Riasi and Udhampur distr., (R.R. Stewart l.c.; Sharma & Kachroo l.c.).


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Shrub 1-2 m, aromatic. Stems often purplish, tomentose with short eglandular hairs, leafy. Leaves broadly ovate, herbaceous, up to 12 x 7 cm, finely serrate, rounded or cuneate at base, acute-acuminate, pubescent to velvety below and finely gland-dotted. Inflorescence of axillary and terminal sturdy often 1-sided spikes forming a panicle; verticillasters 6-12-flowered, congested. Bracts broad ovate, often purplish, 6-8 mm long, imbricate; bracteoles present. Calyx 4-5 mm with short eglandular hairs and oil globules on tube and longer ciliate hairs on teeth; tube internally pilose at throat; teeth subequal, triangular-lanceolate, c. 1.2 mm. Corolla cream or purplish pink, c.8 mm, lips diverging; tube slender, c. 5 mm long and c. 0.5 mm diameter in central part; upper lip 3-lobed, lower 1-lobed, entire. Stamens clearly exserted beyond corolla lobes; filaments with long purple hairs; thecae very small, ± circular, 1-locular. Nutlets c. 0.9 x 0.6 mm shiny reddish-brown, scarcely trigonous, not truncate.
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