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39. Gontscharovia Borissova in Not. Syst. Leningrad. 15: 321. 1953. Borissova in Komarov, Fl. URSS 21: 628. 1954; Hedge & Lamond in Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinb. 28: 156. 1968; Stewart, Ann. Cat. Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 614. 1972; Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 150: 504. 1982.

I.C. Hedge

Dwarf aromatic shrub with red punctate glands on most parts. Leaves undivided, entire, flat, linear-oblong to elliptic, with a distinct primary vein and faint secondary veins, sessile, clustered at nodes or not. Verticillasters 2-6-flowered, many, forming rather slender long spikes. Bracts ± linear, shorter than calyces. Calyx tubular-campanulate, regular or almost so, 15-nerved, glabrous at throat or with a pilose fringe; teeth ± triangular, equal. Corolla bilabiate; upper lip straight, emarginate; lower lip ± equal to upper, 3-lobed; tube straight, exannulate. Stamens 4; filaments ± straight; anterior pair ± exserted from tube, posterior pair included; thecae 2-locular, almost parallel. Style shortly 2-lobed. Nutlets oblong, apically attenuate into a short beak.

Monotypic. With clear affinities to Micromeria and Satureja.

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