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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Peru to W. Bolivia.
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
Least Concern (LC).
Ecology
A rather local species of dry, high Andean slopes in puna vegetation between 3100 – 4000 m in southern Peru and northern Bolivia.
Morphology General Habit
Much-branched, erect, aromatic undershrub 0.5 – 1 m high, the ultimate branches slender, straight to slightly bent; young stems quadrangular, puberulent apart from the pilose leaf nodes
Morphology Leaves
Leaves petiolate, not crowded towards the branch tips; petioles 1 – 1.25 mm long; lamina 4 – 22 × 2 – 16 cm, broadly-lanceolate, ovate or ovate-elliptic, acute, basally cuneate, obscurely toothed, minutely puberulent, paler and gland-dotted beneath
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets c. 1.5 × 1 mm, trigonous, somewhat flattened, obtuse, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence of 1 – several, axillary cymes, these apparently always 3-flowered but the two lateral flowers often not developing fully so apparently 1-flowered; peduncles c. 0.75 mm, pubescent; bracts 0.75 – 1 mm long, subulate, pubescent; pedicels c. 0.75 mm, pubescent; calyx 2 – 3 mm long, cylindrical, the exterior ribbed, pubescent, gland-dotted, the interior pilose at the mouth, teeth c. 1 × 0.75 mm, narrowly triangular; corolla white, pubescent and gland-dotted on the exterior, infundibuliform, the tube 5 – 8 mm long, weakly 2-lipped and subequally 5-lobed, the lobes 1.25 × 1.25 mm, rounded; stamens didynamous, filaments glabrous, the shorter pair c. 1.5 mm long, the longer pair c. 2 mm long, anthers at mouth or weakly exserted; style c. 6 mm long, glabrous
Note
A few specimens cited above (Beck 4112, 4226, 11356, Boeke 2992, Wood & Goyder 15355) show a degree of introgression with Clinopodium bolivianum and are quite possibly of hybrid origin as typical C. vanum and C. bolivianum occur in the area where they were found, although this is only inference. These intermediate plants have glabrous nutlets as in C. vanum but the apex is acuminate, the leaves are oblong-elliptic rather than ovate, and the axillary cymes are few-flowered, often with only a single flower (Fig. 9). They seem always to be fertile but, as in the plant illustrated, the stamens may be somewhat dimorphic on the same plant.
Phenology
Clinopodium vanum appears to flower throughout the year including the summer rainy season from November to April when C. bolivianum is not usually flowering.

Native to:

Bolivia, Peru

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Feb 23, 2017 Arroyo, L. [3874], Bolivia K000543876
May 9, 2013 Solomon [14456], Bolivia K000735897
May 9, 2013 Araujo-Murakami [4069], Bolivia K000735893
May 9, 2013 Salidias, M. et al. [4579], Bolivia K000735894
May 9, 2013 Coimbra [626], Bolivia K000735895
May 9, 2013 Solomon [13142], Bolivia K000735896
Jan 1, 2010 Franquemont [260], Brazil K000249737
Dec 19, 2009 Feuerer [11303], Bolivia K000249767
Dec 19, 2009 Feuerer [11196a], Bolivia K000249768
Dec 19, 2009 Feuerer [8o58b], Bolivia K000249769
Dec 19, 2009 Feuerer [23327a], Bolivia K000249770
Jan 1, 2009 Solomon [13288], Bolivia K000249738
Weberbauer, A. [7259], Peru K000193636 Unknown type material

First published in Kew Bull. 55: 926 (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.
  • Jørgensen, P.M., Nee, M.H. & Beck., S.G. (eds.) (2013). Catálogo de las plantas vasculares de Bolivia Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 127: 1-1741. Missouri Botanical Garden.
  • Wood, J.R.I. (2011). Clinopodium L. (Lamiaceae) in Bolivia Kew Bulletin 66: 199-226.

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Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Jørgensen, P.M., Nee, M.H. & Beck., S.G. (eds.) (2013). Catálogo de las plantas vasculares de Bolivia Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 127: 1-1741. Missouri Botanical Garden.

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