Genus:
Hyssopus L.

Hyssopus officinalis L.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Europe, Medit. to Iran.

[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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb or subshrub 0.1–0.6 m tall
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile, linear, 10–50 × 1–10 mm, entire
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence condensed but with lower verticils remote, forming a 1-sided spike with verticils 6–many-flowered
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx reddish, 4–8 mm long, curved; posterior lip 3-lobed; anterior lip 2-lobed; lobes deltoid and acuminate or aristate, equal with thickened fold at each sinus
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla blue, pink or white, 7–12 mm long, curved, 2-lipped
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4, ascending under posterior lip, exserted
Note
No specimens seen. A native of the Mediterranean and Western Asia cultivated as a herb and ornamental

[UPFC]
Vernacular
Hisopo

Native to:

Albania, Algeria, Austria, Belarus, Bulgaria, Buryatiya, Central European Rus, Czechoslovakia, France, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Krym, Morocco, North Caucasus, South European Russi, Spain, Switzerland, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Ukraine, Yugoslavia

Introduced into:

Baltic States, Belgium, Great Britain, New York, Vermont, Wisconsin

Hyssopus officinalis L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Lowne, B.T. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000509339
Fercheri, H. [[357]], France K000509338
Sandwith, N.Y. [3354], France K000509337

First published in Sp. Pl.: 569 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Gilman, A.V. (2015). New flora of Vermont Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden 110: 1-614.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lambion, J., Delvosalle, L. & Duvigneaud, J. (2004). Nouvelle flore de la Belgique du G. D. de Luxembourg, du Nord de la France et des régions voisines, ed. 5: 1-1167. Edition du Patrimoine du Jardin botanique national de Belgique.
  • Werier, D. (2017). Catalogue of the Vascular plants of New York state Memoirs of the Torrey Botanical Club 27: 1-542. New York Botanical Garden.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Chadde, S.W. (2019). Wisconsin Flora ed. 2: 1-818. Steve W. Chadde.
  • Dimopoulos, P., Raus, T., Bergmeier, E., Constantinidis, T., Iatrou, G., Kokkini, S., Strid, A., & Tzanoudakis, D. (2013). Vascular plants of Greece. An annotated checklist: 1-372. Botanic gardens and botanical museum Berlin-Dahlem, Berlin and Hellenic botanical society, Athens.
  • Gilman, A.V. (2015). New flora of Vermont Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden 110: 1-614.
  • Lambion, J., Delvosalle, L. & Duvigneaud, J. (2004). Nouvelle flore de la Belgique du G. D. de Luxembourg, du Nord de la France et des régions voisines, ed. 5: 1-1167. Edition du Patrimoine du Jardin botanique national de Belgique.
  • Werier, D. (2017). Catalogue of the Vascular plants of New York state Memoirs of the Torrey Botanical Club 27: 1-542. New York Botanical Garden.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Jex-Blake, Gard. E. Afr., ed. 4: 267 (1957)

Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia

  • Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt. (2014). Plantas alimenticias y medicinales nativas de Colombia. 2567 registros, aportados por: Castellanos, C. (Contacto del recurso), Valderrama, N. (Creador del recurso, Autor), Bernal, Y. (Autor), García, N. (Autor). http://i2d.humboldt.org.co/ceiba/resource.do?r=ls_colombia_magnoliophyta_2014

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. 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 2022. 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

    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

  • Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia

    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0