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Published In: Labiatarum Genera et Species 7: 733. 1835. (Labiat. Gen. Spec.) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Contributor Text: I.C. Hedge & A. Paton
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: June-September.
Type: Type: “In montibus Indiae orientalis septentrionalis circa Pangui, Rarang et Choupienna, Jacquemont” (P).
Distribution: Distribution: Pakistan, (Hazara, Swat, Gilgit) Kashmir, N.India to Nepal.
Comment/Acknowledgements: A prostrate alpine species recorded up to 4500 m in some areas of the Himalayas.
Map Location: B-7 Hazara: Kaghan valley, Naran, 2440 m, E. Nasir 2976 (RAW, KUH), Mugarrab Shah & Jamshed 100 (E), Inayet 20095 (K); B-8 Gilgit: Rattu, Rupal Nullah, R.R. Stewart s.n. (RAW); Kashmir: Sonamarg, R. R. Stewart 6714 (K); Gurais, Clarke 29516 (K), Duthie s.n. (K); Kostorkut, 11 km NW Vishensar, O. Polunin 56/704 (BM, E); Sind valley below Baltal, c. 3000 m, Duthie 11574 (E); C-8 Kashmir: Poonch, Aliabad, Commie (K); near Islamabad, Fuller 887 (K).


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Perennial, often forming loose mats, suffruticose herb with a thick, woody rootstock. Stems prostrate, procumbent to weakly ascending, 9-30 cm, slender, round-quadrangular, sometimes purplish, leafy; indumentum dense with crisped, antrorse to long, mostly patent, eglandular hairs. Leaves 3-19 x 2-11 (-14) mm, triangular or ovate to broadly ovate, crenate to deeply crenate, truncate to cuneate, acute or obtuse, with dense adpressed eglandular hairs; upper leaves with sessile glands or not. Petioles 2-14 mm. Inflorescence 4-sided, condensed, terminal or lateral, short; flowers subtended by elliptic or ovate to broad ovate 7-13 x 3-5 mm, bracts which are entire or subentire, cuneate, acute or acuminate, densely ciliate, pilose, imbricate, cucullate and with sessile glands. Pedicels 2-4 mm, erect, flattened. Calyx in flower 1.5-2 mm, with a small scutellum, enlarging in fruit to 3-4 mm, with a 2-3 mm high scutellum; indumentum of long patent eglandular hairs. Corolla (15-) 19-26 mm, yellow, pale lilac, white or pale cream, usually with a purple hood, spreading-erect, densely pilose with glandular and eglandular hairs; tube (11-) 16-19 mm. Nutlets smooth, c. 1.5 x 1 mm, greyish-black, with a ± dense covering of adpressed white hairs.
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