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This species is accepted, and its native range is Peru.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[KBu]

Wood, J.R.I. Kew Bull (2011) 66: 199. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12225-011-9282-z

Conservation
Not accurately known so should be classified as Data Deficient (DD).
Ecology
A Peruvian endemic restricted to puna and subpuna vegetation between 3000 – 4200 m in the dry valleys of the Cusco and Apurimac regions.
Morphology General Habit
Branched aromatic undershrub 20 – 100 cm high, the ultimate branchlets slender, not rigid; young stems quadrangular, reddish-brown, puberulent, the leaf nodes more densely hairy
Morphology Leaves
Leaves shortly petiolate, not crowded towards the branchlet tips; petioles 0.5 – 1 mm long, pubescent; lamina 2 – 5 (–10) × 1.5 – 6 mm, elliptic, apex obtuse to rounded, base broadly cuneate, margin entire, thickened and often outlined in purple, both surfaces shortly pubescent, the lower surface paler and dotted with small brown glands, the midrib prominent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets c. 1.25 × 1 mm, trigonous, narrowly ovoid with an obtuse apex, pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence of solitary axillary flowers; bracts c. 0.5 mm long, subulate, puberulent; pedicels c. 1 mm long, puberulent; calyx 2.5 – 3 mm long, narrowly campanulate, the exterior ribbed, gland-dotted, puberulent, the inside glabrous apart from the pubescent teeth, teeth 1 – 1.25 mm long, only slightly shorter than the tube, narrowly triangular, obtuse, slightly divergent, ciliolate; corolla white, shortly pubescent on the exterior, infundibuliform, the tube 5 – 6 mm long, c. 1 mm wide at base, widened to c. 2 mm at mouth, weakly 2-lipped and subequally 5-lobed, the lobes c. 1 × 0.75 mm, rounded; stamens didynamous, filaments glabrous, the shorter pair c. 0.5 mm long, the longer pair c. 1 mm long, anthers at mouth; style glabrous
Note
Close to Clinopodium bolivianum and commonly confused with it but distinguished by the small, elliptic to obovate leaves, which are not crowded towards the branch tips, and the more campanulate calyx, in which the teeth are nearly half the length of the tube and somewhat divergent.
Phenology
Flowers mostly in the summer rainy season from November to May.

Native to:

Peru

Clinopodium brevicalyx (Epling) Harley & A.Granda appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jul 14, 2009 Stafford, D. [247], Peru K000193744

First published in Kew Bull. 55: 919 (2000)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Wood, J.R.I. (2011). Clinopodium L. (Lamiaceae) in Bolivia Kew Bulletin 66: 199-226.

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