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41. Nepeta rugosa Benth. in DC., Prodr. 12: 384. 1848. Hedge & Lamond in Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinb. 28: 113. 1968; Stewart, Ann. Cat. Vasc. Pl.W. Pak. & Kashm. 625. 1972; Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 150: 146, t. 135, 555 f. 5. 1982.

I.C. Hedge

  • Nepeta cinereo-violacea Rech.f. & Koeie
  • Nepeta farakulumensis Murata
  • Nepeta lavandulacea Rech. f. & Koeie

    Perennial, aromatic, suffruticose, clump-forming. Stems 30-50 cm, arising from a thick woody rootstock, erect, not or little branched, greyish white with an all-over dense adpressed indumentum of tangled short eglandular simple, sometimes branched, hairs, leafy. Leaves narrow ovate-elliptic, c. 10-15 x 3-8 mm, crenulate, cuneate to truncate, acute, rugose; petiole on lower leaves to c 8 mm, upper milling leaves sessile. Inflorescence slender, of few to several few-flowered distant or loosely approximating shortly pedunculate or sessile verticillasters. Inner bracts oblong elliptic, c. 1/3 length of calyx. Flowers sessile. Calyx 4-5 mm grey-white or purplish violet, canescent with or without sessile glands; throat oblique, curved; teeth unequal, 0.5-0.8 mm, triangular, acute. Corolla lavender, violet or white, 7-8 mm; tube exserted slender, curved. Anthers often dark violet, subexserted. Nutlets 1.8 x 0.9 mm, ellipsoid, pale brown, depressed tuberculate with a small V-shaped areole, c. 1/4 length of nutlet.

    Type: Afghanistan, Younatt and Erak, Griffith (K).

    Distribution: Afghanistan, Pakistan.

    A frequent and variable plant in Afghanistan, only known in Pakistan from the century-old (and more) specimens cited


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