1. Family: Lamiaceae Martinov
    1. Satureja L.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Medit. to NW. China.

    [LKGF]

    Harley, R.M. et al. (2004). Labiatae, in The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants (K. Kubitzki, ed. in chief) VI: 167-275. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York.

    Habit
    Perennial or annual herbs or subshrubs, aromatic
    Leaves
    Leaves entire or scarcely toothed, usually conduplicate, glandular-punctate, young leaves in axillary fascicles
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence of 2-many-flowered axillary verticillasters or cymes
    Bracts
    Bracts usually leaf-like
    Bracteoles
    Bracteoles inconspicuous
    Calyx
    Calyx 2-lipped or almost actinomorphic, campanulate, 10-13-nerved, rarely appearing 5-nerved, 5-lobed (3/2), posterior lobes straight to upcurved, anterior lobes longer, calyx-throat bearded
    Corolla
    Corolla 2-lipped, 4-lobed, white, lilac, pink or pale-purple; posterior lobe concave, ± rounded, emarginate, anterior lip with median lobe oblong, spreading, tube ± cylindrical, straight
    Stamens
    Stamens 4, scarcely didynamous or anterior pair longer, filaments exserted, curved
    Anthers
    Thecae ± divaricate or parallel, ellipsoidal, confluent
    Disc
    Disc subequal
    Stigma
    Stigma-lobes subequal
    Fruits
    Nutlets ovoid, sometimes elongate or apiculate, smooth or muricate, sometimes hairy.
    Note
    2n = 30.  About 38 species. Divided into two sections: Satureja and Salzmannia G. López following López (1981).
    Distribution
    In the Mediterranean Region, Northern Africa: Morocco and Libya, Caucasus and Western Asia: Saudi Arabia, Iran and Iraq. Introduced to Northern Europe
    [LKGF]
    Use
    Aromatic and medicinal plants used as flavouring, source of essential oils and ornamental.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Albania, Altay, Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, East Aegean Is., France, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kriti, Krym, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Morocco, North Caucasus, Palestine, Romania, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, West Himalaya, Xinjiang, Yugoslavia

    Introduced into:

    Baleares, Central European Rus, Corse, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, East European Russia, Gulf States, Illinois, Portugal, Texas, Ukraine, Vermont

    Satureja L. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jul 1, 1998 Kamundi, D. [622], Cameroon K000337766

    First published in Sp. Pl.: 568 (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 West Tropical Africa
    • Brenan in Mem. N.Y. Bot. Gard. 9: 45 (1954).
    • Sp. Pl. 2: 567 (1753)
    Lamiaceae Key Genus Fact Sheets
    • Argantoniella G.López & R.Morales, Anales Jard. Bot. Madrid 61: 25 (2004).
    • Harley RM, Atkins S, Budantsev AL, Cantino PD, Conn BJ, Grayer R, Harley MM, de Kok RPJ, Krestovskaja T, Morales R, Paton AJ, Ryding O, and Upson T. 2004. Labiatae, in The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants (K. Kubitzki, ed. in chief) VI: 167-275. Sp
    • Doroszenko, doctoral thesis: 175-205, Edinb. U. (1985), rev.
    • Euhesperida Brullo & Furnari, Webbia 34: 433 (1979).
    • Saturiastrum Fourr., Ann. Soc. Linn. Lyon, n.s., 17: 133 (1869).
    • Thymbra Mill., Gard. Dict. Abr. ed. 4 (1754), nom. illeg.
    • Satureja L., Sp. Pl. 2: 567 (1753)

    Sources

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. 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 2019. 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

    Lamiaceae Key Genus Fact Sheets
    Nina Davies, Gemma Bramley and Don Kirkup, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0