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43. Nepeta bracteata Benth. in DC., Prodr. 12: 395. 1848. Mukerjee in Rec. Bot. Surv. Ind. 14, 1: 125. 1940; Hedge & Lamond in Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinb. 28: 120. 1968; Stewart, Ann. Cat. Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 619. 1972; Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 150:196, t. 181, 556 f. 8. 1982; Zuckerwanik in Vvedensky, Conspect. Fl. As. Med. 9: 57. 1987.

I.C. Hedge

  • Nepeta globiflora Bunge
  • Zatana ? humilis Benth.

    Annual with erect stems, 5-20 cm, usually branched from near base with spreading-erect branches, often purplish, with very short adpressed-retrorse hairs, eglandular. Cauline leaves ovate to rhombic, 12-20 x 6-8 mm, truncate to broad cuneate, irregularly serrate, eglandular pilose; petiole 10-20 mm. Inflorescence of few terminal and lateral ovoid heads, c. 15 mm diameter, subtended by petiolate leaves. Bracts ovate-lanceolate, purplish or green, eglandular-ciliate, as long as calyces. Flowers sessile. Calyx hidden in the heads, 6-8 mm, eglandular pilose and glandular-papillose; teeth subequal 3-4 mm, separated by obtuse sinuses, straight, linear-mucronulate; throat with villous hairs. Corolla 7-9 mm, yellowish, bluish-white to lilac; tube slender included within calyx. Nutlets c. 1.6 x 0.8 mm, pale brown with or without darker mottling, smooth, shiny ellipsoid, with a small lateral attachment scar.

    Fl. Per.: May-June

    Type: [Iran] Esfahan, Aucher-Eloy 5136 (G, K).

    Distribution: Iran, Afghanistan, Soviet Central Asia, Pakistan.

    Variable in leaf shape and toothing; the ovoid heads and the petiolate cauline leaves are characteristic for the species.


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