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Stachyopsis oblongata (Schrenk) M. Popov & Vved in Trudy Turkest. Nauch. Obsch. 1: 121. 1923. Hedge & Lamond in Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinb. 28: 142. 1968; Tscherneva in Grubov et al., Pl. As. Central. 5: 61. 1970; Stewart, Ann. Cat. Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 634. 1972; Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 150: 318, t. 297; 576-f. 2. 1982; Tuljaganova in Vvedensky, Conspect. Fl. As. Med. 9: 114. 1987.

I.C. Hedge

  • Leonurus dschungaricus Regel
  • Phlomis oblongata Schrenk

    Herbaceous perennial, green. Stems 40-80 cm, usually unbranched, quadrangular, purplish below, with very short adpressed or spreading eglandular hairs. Leaves ovate to elliptic, 5-7 x 2-3.5 cm, irregularly serrate to subentire, apically long-attenuate acute, broadly cuneate, with very short eglandular hairs, usually with short leaf shoots in axils; petiole on lower leaves up to 1.5 cm. Verticillasters c. 5, distant from each other, 6-20-flowered, all in axils of upper leaves, sessile. Bracts linear, subulate, 6-9 mm with long spreading eglandular hairs. Calyx 12-14 mm, densely covered with short and long eglandular spreading hairs; tube 6-7 mm; teeth erect-spreading, narrow triangular, acuminate subulate, 6-7 mm. Corolla purplish to lilac-pink, 15-20 mm; tube 7-8 mm, slightly curved, broad; upper lip hooded, densely villous, entire; lower lip with the median lobe reflexed, much larger and longer than laterals and with darker markings. Thecae long pilose when young, glabrescent. Mature outlets not seen.

    Fl. Per.: June-July.

    Type: [USSR Tadzhikistan] In vallibus graminosis montium Dschillkaragai [Dzhilkaragai], Schrenk (LE, n.v.).

    Distribution: E. Afghanistan, Soviet C. Asia, Pakistan.

    Often found growing in grassy meadows. The species was also collected by Aitchison (no. 817-K) on Mt Sikaram, at c. 3300 m, on the Afghan side of the frontier in the Kurram valley. It should be sought on the Pakistan side (C6).


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