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Lavandula angustifolia Miller, Gard. Dict. ed. 8, no. 2. 1768. Wealth of India, Raw Materials 6: 45. 1962; Guinea in Tutin et al., Fl. Europ. 3: 188. 1972.

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  • Lavandula vera DC.

    Shrub up to 1-1.5 m. Leaves narrow linear up to 40 x 2-3 mm, entire, somewhat revolute, whitish, with a dense indumentum of very small lepidote-stellate hairs on both surfaces, sessile, usually with dusters of younger leaves in axils. Spike 2-3.5 cm, condensed or lowermost verticillasters distant. Bracts rhombic-obovate acuminate, shorter than calyces. Calyx cylindrical, c. 5 mm, 13-ribbed; teeth subequal, the adaxial with an apical obcordate appendage. Corolla purple 10-12 mm.

    Type: Described on cultivated material.

    The Common Lavender is native to the Mediterranean area and also cultivated there for the production of the fragrant lavender oil. It is occasionally cultivated in other parts of the world. In Wealth of India it is reported as grown experimentally in parts of Kashmir (Baramula, Chattarnar and Srina¬gar). Only one specimen has been seen from our area.


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