Clinopodium umbrosum from Srinagar, Kashmir

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Gurcharan Singh

Apr 13, 2011, 2:21:38 AM4/13/11
to efloraofindia, Flowers of India, Tabish

Clinopodium umbrosum (M. Bieb.) K. Koch,  Linnaea 21:673. 1849

syn: Melissa umbrosum M. Bieb; Calamintha umbrosa (M. Bieb.) Fisch. & C. A. Mey.

Ascending perennial herb with opposite ovate-oblong leaves on up to 10 mm long petioles. Flower clusters (verticillasters) in upper axils, loose, 10-20 fld, in axils of 2-4 mm long bracts; corolla pink to purple, corolla 6-9 mm long. Common on the mountain slopes usually in shaded places on moister situations. 

I have a feeling that the plant displayed at FOI may not be this species, differing in blue flowers, never seen in this species.


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