Thymus linearis Benth.

 
  • Family : LAMIACEAE
    (Mint Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : TULSI FAMILY (तुलसी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Lamiaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Thymus afghanicus Ronniger; Thymus baluchistanicus Klokov; Thymus himalayicus Ronniger; Thymus linearis subsp. hedgei Jalas; Thymus pseudalbanus Ronniger
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Thymus linearis Benth.
  • Common name : Himalayan Thyme, Wild Thyme, Mother of Thyme, Creeping Thyme, Hasha
  • Vernacular name :
    • Jangli ajwain (Hindi)
    • Satar farsi (Urdu)
  • Habit : Shrublet
  • Habitat : On rocky slope in the Himalayas; 1500 - 4300 m. altitude
  • Comments / notes : It contains essential oils including thymol which is a strong antiSepic that is gentle on the skin.
  • Key identification features : Tiny oblong leaves and delicate little whorls of pink-purple flowers growing in fairly dense clusters, occasionally crowding over the leaves
  • Flower, Fruit : April-September
  • Distribution :
    • Uttarakhand : Rudraprayag district
    • Himachal Pradesh : Kinnaur district
  • Native : Afghanistan, India, Iran, Nepal, Pakistan, Tadzhikistan, West Himalaya, Xinjiang
  • World Distribution : North Iran to Himalaya and North-West China
  • Literature :
    • Uniyal B.P., Sharma J.R., Choudhery U., Singh D.K. (2007). Flowering Plants of Uttarakhand: A Checklist. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh: 203
    • GRIERSON A.J.C. & LONG D.G. (1983). FLORA OF BHUTAN INCLUDING A RECORD OF PLANTS FROM SIKKIM Vol. 2: Part 2. ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN, EDINBURGH: 947
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Thymus linearis. Downloaded on 14 June 2024.

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