Clinopodium vulgare from Mohra, Kashmir

Skip to first unread message

Gurcharan Singh

Apr 13, 2011, 2:39:54 AM4/13/11
to efloraofindia, Flowers of India, Tabish
Clinopodium vulgare L., Sp. pl. 2:587. 1753
syn: Calamintha clinopodium Spenn.; Satureja vulgaris (L.) Fritsch

Pernennial herb differentiated from C. umbrosum in its more erect habit, up to 60 cm tall, simple or sparsely branched, leaves ovate or ovate-oblong, petiole up to 12 mm long; flower clusters much dense, up to 30 fld, bracts 5-10 mm long; corolla rose to purple 1-1.5 cm long, pedicel 2 mm long. Usually found on dry mountain slopes in Kashmir valley. Photographed in June 2010 from Mohra near Uri in Kashmir, alt 1400 m.

Common names: cushion-calamint, dog-mint, wild basil

Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089

Reply all
Reply to author
0 new messages