1. Family: Lamiaceae Martinov
    1. Lavandula L.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Macaronesia to Medit. and India.

    [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. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2009

    Habit
    Subshrubs
    Leaves
    Leaves entire or dissected
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a congested terminal spike-like thyrse, sometimes with a coma of brightly coloured bracts; verticils 2–many-flowered
    Calyx
    Calyx actinomorphic or 2-lipped, 5-lobed with lobes equal or with posterior lobe larger
    Corolla
    Corolla weakly or strongly 2-lipped; lobes spreading
    Stamens
    Stamens 4, declinate, included in corolla tube.
    [FTEA]
    Use
    Native to Mediterranean climates from Macaronesia to South India, widely cultivated as an ornamental, for essential oils and for medicinal use

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Algeria, Baleares, Bangladesh, Canary Is., Cape Verde, Chad, Corse, Cyprus, Djibouti, East Aegean Is., Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Gulf States, India, Iran, Italy, Kriti, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Madeira, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Oman, Palestine, Portugal, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, Sinai, Socotra, Somalia, Spain, Sudan, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Western Sahara, Yemen

    Introduced into:

    Austria, Azores, Bulgaria, Krym, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Norfolk Is., Venezuela, Vermont, West Himalaya, Yugoslavia

    Lavandula L. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Sp. Pl.: 572 (1753)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Andrews, S. (2004).
    • Gunther, E. (1949). The essential oils. Individual essential oils of the plant families Rutaceae and Labiatae, vol. 3.

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0