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This species is accepted, and its native range is Afghanistan to S. Central China and N. Myanmar.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Afghanistan, China South-Central, East Himalaya, India, Myanmar, Pakistan, West Himalaya

Micromeria biflora (Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don) Benth. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2012 Ducloux, Fr. [2792], Yunnan K000735946
Jan 1, 2012 Cavalerie, J. [3778], China K001067724 Unknown type material
Wallich, G. C. [1566.], Nepal K000193444 Unknown type material
R.B. [1566], Nepal K000193560
s.coll. [3778], China K000193441 Unknown type material
Wallich, G. C. [1566], Nepal K000193558
Arnott, G. A. W. [s.n.], Nepal K000193445
Dalhousie, Lady [1], India K000193559
Blinkworth, R. [Cat. no. 1566], India Thymus biflorus K001113463
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 1566], India Thymus biflorus K001113464
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 1566], Nepal Thymus biflorus K001113465
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 1566], Nepal Thymus biflorus K001113462
Ash [77], Ethiopia Satureja biflora 35055.000
Ash [1635], Ethiopia Satureja biflora 35869.000

First published in Labiat. Gen. Spec.: 378 (1834)

Accepted by

  • Ryding, O. (2007). Revision of Micromeria (Labiatae) in tropical to southern Africa and on the Arabian Peninsula Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 155: 427-446.

Not 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. [Cited as Micromeria imbricata.]

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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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