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2. Ziziphora tenuior L., Sp. Pl. 21. 1753. Benth. in DC., Prodr. 12: 366. 1848; Burkill, Work. List Fl. Pl. Baluch. 60. 1909; Mukerjee in Rec. Bot. Surv. Ind. 14, 1: 117. 1940; Stewart, Ann. Cat. Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kash. 6.38. 1972; Rech. 1., Fl. Iran. 150: 491, t. 387. 1982; Tuljaganova in Vvedensky, Conspect. Fl. As. Med. 9: 158. 1987.

Vern.: "Kohl Purchink".

I.C. Hedge

  • Faldermannia tenuior (L.) Ter.-Chatschat.
  • Faldernannia parviflora Trautv.
  • Ziziphora acutifolia Month. & Auch. ex Benth.

    Annual, 5-15 (-30) cm, simple stemmed or branched from the base, aromatic (peppermint). Stems leafy with a ± dense indumentum of short retrorse eglandular hairs, green or purplish. Leaves lanceolate, linear lanceolate to ± linear, 7-25 x 2-6 mm, narrowed above and below, scabridulous, margins ± ciliate, prominently, veined below, sparingly gland-dotted or not; petiole absent to 2 mm. Inflorescence a dense oblong, elongated or short, spike. Verticillasters 6-8-flowered, sometimes present from base of stem upwards; leaves or floral leaves ciliate, much exceeding flowers. Calyx narrow tubular, 6-8 mm long with short and long spreading eglandular hairs and sessile oil globules, scarcely bilabiate; teeth very short, triangular-oblong, connivent. Corolla lavender, pink or lilac, 8-10 mm; tube slender scarcely cxserted beyond calyx teeth. Anthers glabrous; lower thecae ± sterile, appendage-like. Nutlets c. 1.5 x 0.75 mm, oblong trigonous, rounded apically, pale brownish, finely granulate.

    Fl. Per.: March-June.

    Type: "Syria" (LINN 39/3 - microfiche!).

    Distribution: SW and C. Asia.

    One of the very common annual Labiates of Pakistan and a relatively oligomorphic species.


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