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11. Nepeta nervosa Royle ex Benth. in Hook., Bot. Misc. 3: 378. 1833. Benth. in DC., Prodr. 12: 372. 1848; Hook. f., l.c. 658; Blatter, Beaut. Flow. Kashmir 2: 121. 1928; Mukerjee, l. c. 122; Stewart in Pak. J. For. 11: 52. 1961; Hartmann in Bot. Jahrb. 85: 345. 1966; Stewart, Ann. Cat. Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 624. 1972; Kachroo et al., Fl. Ladakh 130. 1977.

I.C. Hedge

Perennial herb. Stems erect, 30-60 cm, quadrangular, not or little branched, glabrous or with very short eglandular hairs. Leaves linear-lanceo- late or linear-elliptic, up to 80 x 10 mm, firm-textured, glabrous on adaxial surface, abaxially glabrous, with a scattered pilose or ± dense eglandular indumentum and with some sessile oil globules, entire to finely serrulate, truncate to acute, nervation prominent below. Petiole absent to c. 3 mm. Inflorescence a short or elongated congested spike, 20-70 x 15-25 mm. Outer bracts broad ovate acuminate, usually purplish; inner bracts linear, ciliate, as long as calyces. Pedicels subabsent. Calyx thin-textured, 6-10 mm, narrow obtriangular, eglandular-pilose to villous, or papillose-glandular, with few sessile oil globules; throat slightly oblique; teeth linear subulate shorter than to as long as calyx tube. Corolla blue, deep mauve or yellow (var. lutea Hook. f.), 12-15 mm; tube carved, somewhat exserted from calyx. Mature nutlets not seen, but immature brown, granular-tuberculate.

Type: Kashmir, Boyle (LW!).

Distribution: Pakistan, Kashmir, NW India.

The material examined was less than ideal to assess the status of the species. In addition to the doubtfully different Nepeta campestris, it is clearly allied to Nepeta laevigala.


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