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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tanzania to S. Tropical Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[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.)
Morphology General Habit
Woody herb with a rootstock or weak shrub, erect or ascending, up to 50–250 cm tall
Morphology Stem
Young stems sparsely to densely hairy with spreading or rarely upcurved eglandular hairs
Morphology 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
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence with the upper verticils mostly crowded and the lower mostly spaced; cymes (1–)7–many-flowered
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers 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)
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 8–12 mm long, white, cream or pale yellowish green
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium 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
Morphology Reproductive morphology 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

Native to:

Angola, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2011 Gereau, R.E. et al [7220], Tanzania K000735333
Jan 1, 2006 Whyte [214], Malawi K000247957 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 2006 Whyte [178], Malawi K000479002
Jan 1, 2006 Whyte, A. [s.n.], Malawi K000479006 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 2006 Gossweiler, J. [2861], Angola K000479007 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 2006 Wellman, Dr. F.C. [s.n.], Angola K000479005
Jan 1, 2006 Wellmanii [s.n.], Angola K000479008 holotype
Jan 1, 2006 Whyte [178 or 214], Malawi K000479001 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 2006 Wellman, Dr. [s.n.], Angola K000479004
de Menezes, A. [525], Angola K001008758
Gossweiler, J. [10991], Angola K001008757
Milne-Redhead, E. [10517], Tanzania Satureja masukuensis 27403.000

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

Accepted by

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • J.L.S. 150: 392 (2006).

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