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This species is accepted, and its native range is Africa to Arabian Peninsula.

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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. Micromeria, O Ryding. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2009

Type
Type: Yemen, Kurma, Forsskål s.n. (C!, holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Aromatic subshrub or perennial herb with a woody base
Morphology Stem
Stems hairy with many short, recurved or less often spreading to upcurved eglandular hairs, and mostly also with fewer much longer eglandular hairs
Morphology Leaves
Leaf petiole less than 3 mm long; blades ovate or sometimes elliptic, subcircular or slightly oblate, up to 0.2–1.7 × 0.1–1.1 cm, apex obtuse, subacute, rounded or sometimes acute or slightly acuminate, base cuneate, rounded or subcordate, upper surface mostly papillose to hairy, lower surface paler, with sessile glands, and ± hairy at least on the veins
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx slightly or indistinctly 2-lipped; tube tubular, straight or sometimes slightly recurved, prominently 13-veined or sometimes 15-veined in the distal part
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla violet, purplish or sometimes white, often with markings on the anterior lip, 3–11 mm long; tube 2–7 mm long; posterior lip 1.5–4.5 mm long, emarginate; anterior lip with the central lobe ± emarginate at least slightly broader than the lateral lobes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Posterior stamen pair hardly protruding beyond the corolla tube or up to half as long as the upper lip; anterior pair half as long as to as the posterior corolla lip
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style ± as long as the upper lip of the corolla, with equal or subequal branches.

Native to:

Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Chad, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gulf of Guinea Is., Gulf States, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Oman, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Socotra, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Micromeria imbricata (Forssk.) C.Chr. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Mar 28, 2013 Naiga [439], Uganda K000938008
Mar 28, 2013 Kisalye [518], Uganda K000938009
Mar 28, 2013 Kisalye [497], Uganda K000938010
Mar 28, 2013 Katende [774], Uganda K000938011
Mar 28, 2013 Katende [917], Uganda K000938012
Mar 28, 2013 Tiyoy [1267], Uganda K000938013
Mar 28, 2013 Kisalye [13], Uganda K000938014
Mar 28, 2013 Kisalye [53], Uganda K000938015
Jan 1, 2011 Gereau, R.E. et al [7235], Tanzania K000735332
Jan 1, 2009 Bisset [124], Yemen K000249739
Jan 1, 2009 Bisset [202], Yemen K000249740
Jan 1, 2009 Collenette [5335], Saudi Arabia K000249741
Jan 1, 2008 Chedeville [1092], Somalia K000509597

First published in Dansk Bot. Ark. 4(3): 21 (1922)

Accepted by

  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2012). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 4: 1-431. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Paton, A.J., Bramley, G., Ryding, O., Polhill, R., Harvey, Y., Iwarsson, M., Willis, F., Phillipson, P., Balkwill, K., Lukhoba, C., Otiend, D & Harley (2009). Lamiaceae (Labiatae) Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-430.
  • Paton, A.J., Bramley, G., Ryding, O., Polhill, R.M., Harvey, Y.B., Iwarsson, M., Otieno, D., Balkwill, K., Phillipson, P.B., Harley, R.M. & Willis, F. (2013). Flora Zambesiaca 8(8): 1-346. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • 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.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Boulos, Fl. Egypt 3: 16 (2002)
  • Chaudhari, Fl. Saudi Arabia vol. 3(2): 337 (2001)
  • Dansk Bot. Ark. 4 (3): 21 (1922)
  • Fl. Somalia 3: 330 (2006)
  • J.L.S. 15: 429 (2007).
  • J.R.I. Wood, Handb. Yemen Fl.: 252 (1997)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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