Nepeta longibracteata Benth.

 
  • Family : LAMIACEAE
    (Mint Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : TULSI FAMILY (तुलसी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Lamiaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Glechoma longibracteata (Benth.) Kuntze
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Nepeta longibracteata Benth.
  • Common name : Long-Bract Catmint
  • Vernacular name :
    • Prianku (Ladakhi)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Cold Desert. On rocky slopes
  • Comments / notes : An aromatic oil of strong fragrance can be extracted from this species. Used by the local Amchis.
  • Key identification features : A dwarf spreading, prostrate, silky-hairy, aromatic annual herb. Stem simple, diffuse, woolly branched from the base, Leaves petioled, fan-shaped, rounded-toothed. Flowers violet-blue. capitate spikes with cymes sessile, bracts silky, corolla blue, funnel-shaped. Nutlets strongly aromatic.
  • Flower, Fruit : July-August
  • Distribution :
    • Ladakh : Leh
  • Native : Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tadzhikistan, Tibet, West Himalaya, Xinjiang
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • 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
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Nepeta longibracteata. Downloaded on 15 June 2024.

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