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49. Perilla L., Gen. Pl. ed. 6: 578. 1764. Benth. in DC., Prodr. 12: 163. 1848; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 4: 648. 1885; Briquet in Engler & Prantl, Nat. Pflanunfam. ed. 1, 4, 3A: 326. 1897; Mukerjee in Rec. Bot. Surv. Ind. 14, 1: 85. 1940; Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 150: 161. 1982.

I.C. Hedge

Aromatic annuals with simple eglandular hairs. Stems erect, little branched. Leaves undivided, large, broadly ovate, crenate to serrulate, longpetiolate. Inflorescence of terminal and lateral many-flowered spike-like racemes, arising from axils of upper leaves; verticillasters 2-flowered. Bracts longer than pedicels. Flowers ± secund. Calyx indistinctly bilabiate in flower, small, campanulate, 5-toothed, greatly enlarging in fruit and somewhat gibbous basally. Corolla small, white, bilabiate, indistinctly 5-lobed, soon deciduous; tube squat, villous at throat, ± included in calyx. Stamens 4, projecting straight forward; thecae bilocular, diverging. Ovary with a prominent lateral gland on disc. Nutlets 4, globose with a prominent raised reticulum.

Probably monotypic.

Lower Taxon

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