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Published In: Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis 12: 490. 1848. (Prodr.) 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.: May-June.
Type: Lectotype (Rechinger l.c. 397): Afghanistan, "in regno Cabulico", Griffith 463 (K).
Distribution: Distribution: NE Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Pamir-Alai, NW India.
Comment/Acknowledgements: An unmistakable species with its very dense stellate-dendroid indumentum and small corollas. Although Vvedensky created the independent genus Phlomidoschema for his main reason being the supposedly included (in the corolla tube) stamens, I prefer to regard it as a somewhat unusual member of the protean Stachys.
Illustration: Stachys parviflora Benth. (Illustration)
Map Location: B-6 Khyber Agency: Landi Kotal. Rechinger 30303 (W); B-7 Swat: Mingora to Khawazakhiela, 900 m, Rechinger 30534 (W); Mingora, Ali 25980 (KUH); Gulibagh, Y. Nasir 6813 (RAW, KUH); Saidu, Sulaiman s.n. (KUH); Marguzar road, Siddiqi & Y. Nasir 38 (KUH). Abbottabad: Mansehra to Abbottabad, K. Akhtar & Qaiser 187 (KUH); C-5 Waziristan: Sulemankhal, Qazilbash s.n. (KUH); Razmak, Lowndes s.n. (E); Wana, Duthie 15657 (K); C-6 Bannu: Bannu to Dera Ismail Khan, Kazmi 5325 (KUH). Kurram: Parachinar, 1500 m, Lamond 1879 (E); Rechinger 30932 (W); Nazimuddin & Abedin 992 (KUH); Alizai to Parachinar, Qaiser & Sultanul Abedin 5849 (KUH); Kohat: Samana hills near Hangu, Kazmi 3267 (KUH); Peshawar: University campus, Qaiser & Ghafoor 1662 (KUH); C-7 Rawalpindi: near Fatehjang, Siddiqi & Y. Nasir 7359 (KUH); D-4 Baluchistan, Quetta: Quetta to Chaman, c. 1800 m, Lomond 1033 (E); Shela Bagh to Quetta, Chafoor & R. Yusuf 1436 (KUH); Kuchlak, Sultanul Abedin 3218 (KUH); Sibbi: Wam Killi to Ziarat, Saood Omer & Ghafoor 1471 (KUH); Ziarat, Qaiser et at. 1417 (KUH); Qila Abdullah to Shela Bagh, 1700 m, Rechinger 28989 (W); D-5 Zhob: near Shingar, Qaiser & Ghafoor 1592 (E, KUH); Zandra, Lace in Watt 4062 (E); Baluchistan: Loralai, Kazmi 1878 (KUH).

 

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Herbaceous perennial, suffruticose at base, clump-forming, with an unpleasant smell; all parts, except for upper leaf surfaces, densely covered with a white woolly indumentum of stellate-dendroid hairs. Stems usually branched, sturdy, 30-50 cm, leafy, erect. Leaves thick-textured, narrow oblong-elliptic to ovate, 30-40 (-60) x 7-20 (-30) mm, sessile, entire or rarely finely serrulate, cuneate, acute, almost glabrous and green above or canescent, canescent-tomentose below; nervation prominent above; leaves decreasing in size upwards. Verticillasters 4-6-flowered, distant below, approximating above, on axillary and terminal branches forming spikes. Calyx with a very thick indumentum, 3.5-5 long and c. 2 mm wide, campanulate, not bilabiate; teeth equal, 5, c. 0.5 mm long, straight tube glabrous within; in fruit increasing to c. 7 mm. Corolla rose to magenta, c. 6-7 mm long with a short tube; upper and lower lobes scarcely differentiated. Stamens 4; filaments short inserted at or near throat of tube. Nutlet c. 3.5 x 2 mm, broadly obovoid, apically rounded, usually only 1, not mucilaginous.
 
 
 
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