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  1. Family: Lamiaceae Martinov
    1. Genus: Clinopodium L.
      1. Clinopodium myrianthum (Baker) Ryding

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tanzania to S. Tropical Africa.

    [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. Clinopodium, O Ryding. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2009

    Type
    Lectotype, chosen by Ryding (2006): Malawi, Nyika Plateau, Whyte 214 (K!, lecto.)
    Habit
    Woody herb with a rootstock or weak shrub, erect or ascending, up to 50–250 cm tall
    Stem
    Young stems sparsely to densely hairy with spreading or rarely upcurved eglandular hairs
    Leaves
    Leaves shortly petiolate or subsessile, petiole less than 0.25 times as long as the blade; blade broadly ovate or ovate, up to 2–6 × 1.5–4 cm, remotely to rather densely, and obscurely to distinctly serrate or crenulate, with 0–12 distinct teeth at each side, apex acute, acuminate or sometimes subacute or obtuse in the lower leaves, base rounded or cuneate, mostly with sessile glands on both sides
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence with the upper verticils mostly crowded and the lower mostly spaced; cymes (1–)7–many-flowered
    Calyx
    Calyx straight or almost so, slightly 2-lipped, 5–8 mm long; posterior lip lobed along 60–85 of its length; two lobes of anterior lip 0.8–1.15 times as long as the lateral lobes of the posterior lip (both measured from their common sinus)
    Corolla
    Corolla 8–12 mm long, white, cream or pale yellowish green
    Stamens
    Stamens as long as or slightly shorter than the posterior corolla lobe, or all 4 short and sterile in female flowers; anthers with the thecae divaricate to almost parallel
    Fruits
    Nutlets narrowly ovoid or oblong, trigonous, rounded to shortly acuminate at the apex, 1.2–1.8 × 0.4–0.8 mm, 2–3.5 times longer than broad, slightly or hardly mucilaginous when wet.
    Ecology
    Deciduous woodland, forest margins, upland grassland; 1150-2500 m
    Conservation
    Least concern; widely distributed
    Distribution
    Range: SE Congo-Kinshasa, Angola, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe Flora districts: T7 T8

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Clinopodium myrianthum (Baker) Ryding appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 2006 Gossweiler, J. [2861], Angola K000479007 Unknown type material
    Jan 1, 2006 Whyte, A. [s.n.], Malawi K000479006 Unknown type material
    Jan 1, 2006 Whyte [214], Malawi K000247957 Unknown type material
    Jan 1, 2006 Whyte [178], Malawi K000479002
    Jan 1, 2006 Whyte [178 or 214], Malawi K000479001 Unknown type material
    Jan 1, 2006 Wellman, Dr. [s.n.], Angola K000479004
    Jan 1, 2006 Wellman, Dr. F.C. [s.n.], Angola K000479005
    Jan 1, 2006 Wellmanii [s.n.], Angola K000479008 holotype
    Gossweiler, J. [10991], Angola K001008757
    de Menezes, A. [525], Angola K001008758
    Milne-Redhead, E. [10517], Tanzania Satureja masukuensis 27403.000

    Bibliography

    First published in Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 150: 392 (2006)

    Accepted by

    • Paton, A.J., Bramley, G., Ryding, O., Polhill, R.M., Harvey, Y.B., Iwarsson, M., Otieno, D., Balkwill, K., Phillipson, P.B., Harley, R.M. & Willis, F. (2013). Flora Zambesiaca 8(8): 1-346. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Paton, A.J., Bramley, G., Ryding, O., Polhill, R., Harvey, Y., Iwarsson, M., Willis, F., Phillipson, P., Balkwill, K., Lukhoba, C., Otiend, D & Harley (2009). Lamiaceae (Labiatae) Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-430.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • J.L.S. 150: 392 (2006).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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