Skip to main content

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.

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, 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, Primorye, 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)

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 2021. 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 2021. 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