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Published In: Species Plantarum 2: 577. 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.: July-September.
Type: Lectotype (selected by Tucker et al., l.c. 236 and fig. 8): in herb Linnaeus (S).
Distribution: Distribution: throughout Eurasia and into tropical Asia.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Uncommon, or at least seldom-collected, in our area. Easily distinguished by all the verticillasters borne in the axils of the middle/upper leaves and the glabrous-throated calyx.
Illustration: Mentha arvensis L. (Illustration)
Map Location: B-7 Kashmir: Muzaffarabad, Leepa valley, Qaiser & Ghafoor 5036 (KUH); Bala Sethu, 2400 m, Jan Mohd. 20 (RAW); B-8 Kashmir: Pahlgam, R. R. Stewart 21760 (RAW); Kishen ganga valley, near Gurais, 2400 m, Duthie 13997 (E); Tangmarg, 1820 m, O. Polunin (BM, E); Ganderbal, R. R. Stewart 3373 (RAW).

 

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Perennial with white creeping rhizomes. Stems erect or ascending, simple or branched above, often purplish below, quadrangular, leafy, with a ± sparse indumentum of eglandular simple, usually retrorse, hairs. Leaves ovate to ovate-elliptic, 2-5 x 1.2-2 cm, serrulate to serrate, acute, cuneate, on both surfaces with ± adpressed eglandular hairs, gland-dotted below; petiole up to 10 mm on lower leaves. Flowers all in axils of middle and upper leaves. Verticillasters all distant, many-flowered, sub-globose, c. 1.5 cm in diameter. Bracts linear-lanceolate, longer than the c. 2-3 mm erect-spreading pedicels. Calyx tubular-campanulate, 2-3 mm, pilose with eglandular hairs, gland-dotted or not; teeth subequal, triangular, c. 0.5 mm, scarcely acuminate; fruiting calyx scarcely enlarging, green, brown or pinkish. Corolla white or pale lilac, 4-4.5 mm; tube rather broad, as long as calyx or slightly exserted; lobes ± erect, broad, rounded. Nutlets 4, globose c. 1 x 1 mm, smooth, rounded.
 
 
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