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10. Drepanocaryum Pojark. in Komarov, Fl. URSS. 20: 516. 1954. Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 150: 252. 1982.

I.C. Hedge

Annual ± slender herbs with simple petiolate crenate leaves, pilose. Inflorescence of long-pedunculate distant cymes arising from leaf axils. Calyx 18-20-veined, clearly oblique-gibbous, inflated at base, indistinctly bilabiate; tube without an annulus; throat straight or weakly oblique. Corolla blue, white or mauve, bilabiate, ± included in calyx. Stamens 4, didynamous, posterior pair longer than anterior. Nutlets ± globose in outline, tuberculate, with a large curved-concave ventral areole.

Monotypic. Scarcely different from Nepeta, but with a 18-20 veined calyx clearly gibbous and, in fruit, markedly inflated at its base.

Lower Taxon

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