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Published In: Edwards's Botanical Register 15: , pl. 1289. 1829. (Edwards's Bot. Reg.) 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
General/Distribution: Monotypic. With some affinities to Ballota and Otostegia.


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Shrub. Stems tall, leafy, with a dense tomentose eglandular indumentum, branched. Leaves ovate, not divided, crenate, petiolate. Flowers borne in shortly pedunculate verticillasters in axils of upper leaves. Bracts subulate. Calyx large, not bilabiate, with a prominently ribbed narrow cylindrical tube and oblong-elliptic lobes as long as tube; tube bearded within. Corolla bilabiate, scarcely or not longer than calyx lobes; upper lip straight, entire; lower 3-lobed, spreading; tube annulate within. Stamens 4, didynamous, anterior pair longer; thecae bilocular, glabrous, diverging. Style bifid with subequal short subulate lobes. Nutlets ovoid, smooth truncate, rounded.
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