Nepeta floccosa Benth.

 
  • Family : LAMIACEAE
    (Mint Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : TULSI FAMILY (तुलसी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Lamiaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Nepeta alii Jehan; Nepeta floccosa var. densiflora Reshi; Nepeta kunlunshanica C.Y.Yang & B.Wang; Nepeta vakhanica Pojark.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Nepeta floccosa Benth.
  • Common name : Woolly Catmint
  • Vernacular name :
    • Shamalolo, Shangukaram (Ladakhi)
  • Habit : Perennial herb
  • Habitat : Grows on stony alpine and gravelly slopes, valleys; 2700 - 4400 m. altitude
  • Comments / notes : The dried leaves and shoots are aromatic and used to add flavour in local dishes.
  • Key identification features : Cymes mostly on long horizontally-spreading peduncles; corolla 8-13 mm in length
  • Flower, Fruit : May-September
  • Distribution :
    • Uttarakhand : Uttarakhand
    • Himachal Pradesh : Manali
    • Ladakh : Leh
  • Native : Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Tadzhikistan, Tibet, West Himalaya, Xinjiang
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : Afghanistan to North-West China and India
  • Literature :
    • Chaurasia O P, Khatoon N and Singh S B (2006), Field Guide-Plant Biodiversity of Ladakh. WWF-India, Defence Institute of High Altitude Research (DIHAR) and Department of Wildlife Protection, Goverment of Jammu and Kashmir
    • Uniyal B.P., Sharma J.R., Choudhery U., Singh D.K. (2007). Flowering Plants of Uttarakhand: A Checklist. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh: 200
    • Hassan T., Dar G. H. & Khuroo A. A., (2011). TAXONOMIC STATUS OF GENUS NEPETA L. (LAMIACEAE) IN KASHMIR HIMALAYA, INDIA. IRAN. J. BOT. 17 (2)
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Nepeta floccosa. Downloaded on 18 June 2024.

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