1. Family: Lamiaceae Martinov
    1. Nepeta L.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Temp. Eurasia, Macaronesia to E. Tropical Africa.

    [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. Nepeta, RM Polhill. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2009

    Habit
    Herbs, aromatic
    Stem
    Stems quadrangular, with simple hairs, glandular or not
    Leaves
    Leaves undivided, crenate, lower ones ± petiolate, upper ones often sessile
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences thyrsoid, the cymes lax or congested, sessile or pedunculate, often crowded into heads or spikes; bracts leaf-like to reduced; bracteoles present
    Calyx
    Calyx tubular to campanulate, straight or curved, slightly to strongly 2-lipped, the mouth straight or oblique, the tube strongly 15-veined; posterior lip with 3 teeth, lower with 2
    Corolla
    Corolla white to yellow or blue, 2-lipped; posterior lip short, ± straight, shortly 2-lobed; anterior lip with a concave or flat, bearded, often crenate middle lobe and two small lateral lobes
    Stamens
    Stamens 4, sometimes rudimentary in male sterile flowers, ascending under posterior lip of corolla; posterior pair longer than the anterior pair; anthers with thecae divergent at 180°
    Disc
    Disk 4-lobed
    Ovary
    Ovary deeply 4-lobed, style gynobasic, exserted, shortly 2-lobed
    Fruits
    Nutlets ellipsoid to obovoid, smooth or tuberculate, with a conspicuous abscission scar, mucilaginous or not when wetted.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Altay, Amur, Austria, Baleares, Baltic States, Belarus, Bulgaria, Buryatiya, Canary Is., Central European Rus, Chad, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Chita, Corse, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Djibouti, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, East Himalaya, Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Hungary, India, Inner Mongolia, Iran, Iraq, Irkutsk, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Khabarovsk, Kirgizstan, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Kriti, Krym, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Manchuria, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, North Caucasus, North European Russi, Northwest European R, Pakistan, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Qinghai, Romania, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, Sinai, Somalia, South European Russi, Spain, Sudan, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Tanzania, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Tuva, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, West Himalaya, West Siberia, Xinjiang, Yakutskiya, Yemen, Yugoslavia

    Introduced into:

    Alabama, Alaska, Alberta, Argentina Northeast, Arizona, Arkansas, Azores, Belgium, British Columbia, California, Colombia, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Denmark, District of Columbia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Magadan, Maine, Manitoba, Maryland, Masachusettes, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Netherlands, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Newfoundland, North Carolina, North Dakota, Norway, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward I., Québec, Rhode I., Saskatchewan, South Carolina, South Dakota, Sweden, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

    Nepeta L. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Sp. Pl.: 570 (1753)

    Accepted by

    • Hassan, T., Dar, G.H.& Khuroo,A.A. (2011). Taxonomic status of the genus Nepeta L. (Lamiaceae) in Kashmir Himalaya, India Iranian Journal of Botany 17: 181-188.
    • 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
    • Kubitzki, Fam. Gen. Vasc. Pl. 7: 250 (2004)
    • Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 249 (1754)
    • Sp. Pl.: 570 (1753)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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