Moluccella laevis L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 587 (1753)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is W. Asia to Turkmenistan. It is an annual and grows primarily in the subtropical biome. It is has environmental uses.

Descriptions

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.
[FTEA]

Distribution
Biogeografic region: Andean. Colombian departments: Bogotá DC.
Ecology
Habitat according IUCN Habitats Classification: artificial - terrestrial.
[UPFC]

Uses

Use Environmental
Environmental uses.
[UPFC]

Common Names

English
Bells of Ireland

Sources

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

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

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Living Collection Database

    • Common Names from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Living Collection https://www.kew.org/
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Science Photographs

    • Copyright applied to individual images
  • Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia

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