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3. Teucrium royleanum Wall. ex Benth., Pl. As. Rar. 1: 58. 1830. Benth. in DC., Prodr. 12: 583. 1848; Hook. f., l.c. 700; Mukerjee, l.c. 218; Hedge & Lamond, l.c. 146; Stewart, l.c. 636; Rech. f., l.c. 36, t. 30; Press in Hara et al., Enum. Fl. Pl. Nepal 3: 166. 1982; Kaul, Weed Fl. Kashmir valley 240. 1986.

I.C. Hedge

  • Teucrium edelbergii Rech. f.

    Herb with a slender creeping rhizome. Stems few, erect, 15-50 cm, obtusely quadrangular, usually not branched, with short eglandular crispedretrorse hairs. Leaves few, 3.5-5.5 x 1.5-4 cm, regularly ovate or oblong-ovate, subcordate to rounded-truncate, acute, finely crenate-serrate, with a very short eglandular indumentum, finely gland-dotted below or not; petiole 1-2.5 cm. Cymes pedunculate in axils of upper leaves, axillary and terminal; peduncles 5-20 mm; flowers few to several, secund or more or less so; bracts linear, longer than pedicels. Calyx 4-5 mm long, bilabiate, pale greenish-white, campanulate, dearly nerved, usually with capitate glandular and eglandular spreading hairs sometimes eglandular; upper lip 3-dentate with middle tooth ovate acuminate dearly larger than laterals; lower lip with 2 narrow lanceolate upcurved teeth; tube with long vinous hairs at throat. Corolla white, greenish white, or cream, 10-13 mm, finely glandular pilose; middle lobe of lip spreading-deflexed. Nutlets c. 1.5 x 1.1 mm, with somewhat raised reticulations.

    Fl. Per.: May-September.

    Type: [India] Simla, in monte Choor [Wall., Cat. 2207. 1829], Royle.

    Distribution: E. Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kashmir, NW India, Nepal.

    A clear-cut species with relatively little variation, usually growing in shady places among rocks.


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