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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 23. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Contributor Text: I.C. Hedge
Type: Type: Described from Spain, S. France and Palestine (LINN 41/1 – microfiche!).
Distribution: Distribution: Mediterranean area, Caucasus.
Comment/Acknowledgements: In the Mediterranean, cultivated for its aromatic oils. I have only seen one specimen from our area. In India it is reputedly quite widely cultivated in gardens (Wealth of India, l.c.).
Map Location: B-6 Peshawar: Peshawar, experimental farm, Kazmi 848 (KUH).


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Shrub up to 1 m. Leaves 10-20 x 1-2 mm, dark green, clustered, aromatic, glabrous above, stellate-dendroid-canescent below. Inflorescence shortly pedunculate with c. 10-15 flowers in axillary cymes. Bracts minute. Calyx c. 4 mm, finely stellate-dendroid tomentose and gland-dotted. Corolla pale blue, c. 10 mm. Nutlets c. 2.5 x 1.5 mm, mucilaginous on wetting.
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