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Published In: Species Plantarum 2: 596. 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-September.
Type: Type: Siberia (LINN - 746/16 - microfiche!).
Distribution: Distribution: USSR, C. Asia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kashmir, Sinkiang.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Variable in stature and leaf size; a frequent plant in our area, usually growing in damp or wet places.
Illustration: Dracocephalum nutans L. (Illustration)
Map Location: A-6 Chitral: Golen, Krui Uts, 4300 m, Bowes Lyon 111 (BM, E); Tirich Mir, Shokor Shal, 3500 m, Wendelbo s.n. (BG); watershed of Gilgit/Chitral, Thui region, 3960 m, Broadhead 59 (E); Showar Shun, E of Baroghil pass, 4000 m, Stainton 3011 (BM, E); 19 Km Burawai to Gilgit, Kamal & Qaiser 417 (KUH); Chatibei to Peehus, 4100 m, Stamm & Wohrl 408 (W); Chatibei, 4340 m, Stamm & Wohrl 110 (W); Khot An, N Mastuj, 4000 m, Stainton 2849 (BM, E); B-6 Chitral: Drosh, 4300 m, Bowes Lyon 196 (BM, E); B-7 Swat: Kalam, 2100 m, R. R. Stewart 24644 (RAW); Gabral, 3400 m, Grohman 6291 (RAW); Hazara: Saifulmaluk Sar, 3500 m, McVean s.n. (E), Muqarrab Shah & Jamshed 160 (E); Kaghan valley, Naran, 2300 m, Burtt 813 (E); Kaghan valley, Lulusar, 3650 m, Mugarrab Shah & Jamshed 290 (E); B-8 Kashmir: Gurais to Chorwan, 3050 m, R. R. Stewart 4357 (RAW); Burzil pass, Gilgit road, R. R. Stewart 19902 (RAW); Battal to Sonamarg, 2560 m, C. Burt 19 (E); Kostorkut, NW of Vishensar, 3350 m, O. Polunin 56/591 (BM, E); Baltistan: Deosai, c. 4000 m, E. Nasir & Webster 6399 (RAW).

 

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Perennial with a rather slender woody rootstock, forming small dumps. Stems few to several, unbranched, leafy, ascending-erect, 8-30 cm, herbaceous, with very short eglandular retrorse hairs. Leaves ovate-oblong, 5-20 x 4-15 mm, often discolorous, cordate, ± regularly crenulate, below with a thin indumentum of short eglandular hairs mainly on nerves, or glabrescent; petiole of basal and lower cauline leaves up to 20 mm; upper cauline leaves decreasing in size, and shortly petiolate or sessile. Inflorescence spike-like, congested and capitate, or not; verticillasters 10-14-flowered, lowermost in leaf axils; bracts several, narrow ovate-lanceolate, 1/2-3/4 length of calyx, margins ciliate. Calyx tubular, 7-8 mm, often violet or lilac, with a rather sparse indumentum of short spreading eglandular hairs, indistinctly bilabiate; median tooth of upper lip much broader than laterals; all teeth finely subulate, ± divergent in fruit. Corolla bright violet blue to mauve, rarely white, c. 15 mm, externally pilose; tube narrow at base widening upwards; upper lip ± straight. Nutlets ovoid-ellipsoid, 1.5-1.8 x 0.8 mm, dark brown, ± smooth.
 
 
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