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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Asia to Turkmenistan.
Moluccella laevis

[FTEA]

Lamiaceae (Labiatae), A.J. Paton, G. Bramley, O. Ryding, R.M. Polhill, Y.B. Harvey, M. Iwarsson, F. Willis, P.B. Phillipson, K. Balkwill, C.W. Lukhoba, D.F. Otieno, & R.M. Harley. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2009

Note
A native of Western Asia grown as an everlasting flower
Morphology General Habit
Herb up to 1 m tall
Morphology Leaves
Leaves petiolate, almost rotund, 20–45 × 20–45 mm, deeply crenate or shallowly lobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence with 6–8-flowered, well-spaced verticils
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 20–30 mm long, up to 40 mm wide, expanded and saucer-shaped, obscurely 5-lobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white or pink, ± 20 mm long, tubular, 2-lipped
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4, ascending under posterior lip.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon-Syria, Palestine, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Turkmenistan

Introduced into:

Argentina Northeast, Arizona, California, Cyprus, Kenya, Krym, Mexico Central, Minnesota, Morocco, Nevada, New York, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Portugal, Spain, Texas, Tunisia, Ukraine, Utah, Venezuela

Moluccella laevis L. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Sp. Pl.: 587 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Castroviejo, S. & al. (eds.) (2010). Flora Iberica 12: 1-650. Real Jardín Botánico, CSIC, Madrid.
  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2012). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 4: 1-431. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
  • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

Literature

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

  • ColPlantA (2021). "ColPlantA. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://www.colplanta.org/"

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • (2020). https://doi.org/10.15560/16.3.553 epublication.
  • Castroviejo, S. & al. (eds.) (2010). Flora Iberica 12: 1-650. Real Jardín Botánico, CSIC, Madrid.
  • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
  • Martínez-Gordillo, M. & al. (2019). Flora del Valle de Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Lamiaceae: 1-233. Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Jex-Blake, Gard. E. Afr., ed. 4: 66 (1957)
  • K.H.S., Gard. E. Afr.: 178 (1995)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Science Photographs
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