Ascending perennial herb with opposite ovate-oblong leaves on up to 10 mm long petioles. Flower clusters (verticillasters) in upper axils, loose, 10-20 fld, in axils of 2-4 mm long bracts; corolla pink to purple, corolla 6-9 mm long. Common on the mountain slopes usually in shaded places on moister situations. 
 
Shady Calamint • Hindi: Birchee • Nepali: सुपर्नासा Suparnasa, बिलाजोर Bilajor;
 
Verticillasters ± loose, 10 – 15 -flowered; bracts 2 – 4 mm long, shorter or rarely somewhat equal to calyx; corolla 5 – 7 (-8) mm long in C. umbrosum
Verticillasters compact, dense, 20 – 30-flowered; bracts 6 -9 mm long, equal or longer than calyx; corolla 7 – 12 (-15) mm long in C. vulgare  
 

 

/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Clinopodium-umbrosum-Manali-2.jpg
/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Clinopodium-umbrosum-Manali-1.jpg

Manali, 23 Nov, 2009; 26-09-2010 / 11:55AM- Hampta Village, Manali region, 8500 ft altitude; Clinopodium umbrosum from Manali – indiantreepix | Google Groups Clinopodium umbrosum? 101110-PKA2 – efloraofindia | Google Groups

  

/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Clinopodium-umbrosum-Kashmir-a.jpg

/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Clinopodium-umbrosum-Kashmir-c.jpg

 

Clinopodium umbrosum from Srinagar, Kashmir: Clinopodium umbrosum (M. Bieb.) K. Koch,  Linnaea 21:673. 1849 syn: Melissa umbrosum M. Bieb; Calamintha umbrosa (M. Bieb.) Fisch. & C. A. Mey.  

Ascending perennial herb with opposite ovate-oblong leaves on up to 10 mm long petioles. Flower clusters (verticillasters) in upper axils, loose, 10-20 fld, in axils of 2-4 mm long bracts; corolla pink to purple, corolla
6-9 mm long.
Common on the mountain slopes usually in shaded places on moister situations. 

I have a feeling that the plant displayed at FOI may not be this species, differing in blue flowers, never seen in this species.


Clinopodium umbrosum (M. Bieb.) K. Koch,  Linnaea 21:673. 1849
syn: Melissa umbrosum M. Bieb; Calamintha umbrosa (M. Bieb.) Fisch. & C. A. Mey.
Ascending perennial herb with opposite ovate-oblong leaves on up to 10 mm long petioles. Flower clusters (verticillasters) in upper axils, loose, 10-20 fld, in axils of 2-4 mm long bracts; corolla pink to purple, corolla 6-9 mm long. Common on the mountain slopes usually in shaded places on moister situations. 


 

/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Clinopodium-umbrosum-Balgarden-Kashmir-3.jpg

 

Clinopodium umbrosum (M.Bieb.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 514 1891.
syn: Calamintha umbrosa (M.Bieb.) Rchb.; Melissa umbrosa M. Bieb.
Ascending herb rooting at nodes, leaves opposite, sharply toothed; flowers in loose distant whorls; bracts shorter, not forming an involucre.
Photographed from Srinagar, Kashmir

/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/IMG_1155-1.jpg

 

/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/IMG_1231.jpg

Lamiaceae & Verbenaceae Week: Lamiaceae-Clinopodium umbrosum: Bot. name: Clinopodium umbrosum
Family: Lamiaceae
Location:  Hampta Village, 8500 ft altitude.
Habitat: Wild
Plant Habit: Herb
 


Yes .. A wrong plant was uploaded on FOI earlier, now corrected. 


   
Habitat: sloping meadow
Habit: herb about 30 – 40 cm high, flower about 2 mm across


Perhaps clinopodium umbrosum


Yes Sir clinopodium umbrosum


The angle of your shot made it deceptive. It is an interrupted spike, but the shot, although very beautiful, makes it appear as a continuous spike.
Still can’t believe it is the same as this:
http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Shady%20Calamint.html


…, I do not see toothed margin described for leaf at FOI.
Do we re-validate both: posted plant and that at FOI ?


I know when you raise some doubt, some thing good comes out.

Clinopodium umbrosum as well as the related species C. vulgare show lot of variation in leaf size, leaf may be subentire, crenulate to serrate in both the species, and intergrading forms do occur. Former has loose distant whorls, smaller bracts barely up to 4 mm long and corolla 6-9 mm longer, the leaves are more sharply toothed typically. C. vulgare has leaves less sharply toothed almost subentire, whorls condensed, bracts 5-10 mm long and corolla 10-15 mm long. I agree we should have typical specimens on our websites for clear reference. . I am uploading some more photographs for comparison from Kashmir.

The above from … I am sure belong to C. umbrosum.


 

/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/bE6ltF9Hr1xrjP8m4N8XBmNAlpjXsHxaW855rG3DSb90Ec5CO59TAjNJ5MTJmPGFC9ELaxRPmsL6uq11lCdTlPkzXsJS3DjKeTvxXj_HUHQ-w5000-h5000.jpg
/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/looWPJV1Gm4VOQ7HBox_9NCG8ZD3_BiF3aSKOskuNKvDcJKu83WO953kRXJXl4yAy-MEBdmcLu0UO5G4POO6lGNixldZqhIcFzXeV7io8uo-w5000-h5000.jpg

Lamiaceae (incl. Verbenaceae) Fortnight :: Clinopodium umbrosum :: Auli :: DVMAY09/09 : 2 posts by 2 authors. 4 images.

Clinopodium umbrosum (M.Bieb.) Kuntze
at Auli on July 31, 2012 


small prostrate herb

remarkable pics


/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/IMG_2127.jpg

 

/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/IMG_2007.jpg

VOF Week:Clinopodium umbrosum??? from Joshimath:

Sharing few photographs of Clinopodium umbrosum (Family: Lamiaceae) from Joshimath.
I hope my ID is correct??

Yes … Nice photographs.


 

/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/_MG_1640_02April15.jpg
/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/_MG_1615_02April15.jpg

Lamiaceae ABAPR01/03 : 9 posts by 3 authors.

I was in the lower town last week and photograph this plant of the mint family. Which species is this?
Nepeta sp.? Please advise.
Dharamshala, HP
1500m
2 April 2015


Please check Calamintha umbrosa.


Thank you … I am confused between Calamintha umbrosa and Calamintha clinopodium (Clinopodium vulgare). I do not know what features differentiate the two. Please advise.


Could it be … Clinopodium vulgare


Thank you … … suggested Calamintha umbrosa. I am confused between that and Calamintha clinopodium (Clinopodium vulgare). Please advise.


Clinopodium umbrosum as well as the related species C. vulgare show lot of variation in leaf size, leaf may be subentire, crenulate to serrate in both the species, and intergrading forms do occur. Former has loose distant whorls, smaller bracts barely up to 4 mm long and corolla 6-9 mm longer, the leaves are more sharply toothed typically. C. vulgare has leaves less sharply toothed almost subentire, whorls condensed, bracts 5-10 mm long and corolla 10-15 mm long.


It is Clinopodium umbrosum (M. Bieb.) C. Koch, a common species almost through out India. In my Ph.D. thesis I’ve keyed out the difference with C. vulgare as

Verticillasters ± loose, 10 – 15 -flowered; bracts 2 – 4 mm long, shorter or rarely somewhat equal to calyx; corolla 5 – 7 (-8) mm long in C. umbrosum
Verticillasters compact, dense, 20 – 30-flowered; bracts 6 -9 mm long, equal or longer than calyx; corolla 7 – 12 (-15) mm long in C. vulgare 
It may be stated that the C. vulgare is confined to NW Himalayas in India. 


Uploading Clinopodium umbrosum (syn: Calamintha umbrosa) from Manali, photographed on 23 Nov, 2009


 

/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Type15_Manali%20SolangIMG_6543.JPG

Clinopodium umbrosum captured at Manali in October 2014.



HP, Oct 2014 :: Requesting ID :: ARKDEC-18 : 10 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (4).

Requesting to please provide ID of this small herb captured near Solang, Manali, HP in October 2014.
It was near the roadside and hence was covered with dust.


Micromeria imbricata


May be Clinopodium umbrosum (Lamiaceae).


Thank you … for the feedback.

I did not find Micromeria imbricata in the efi database. I also did not find photographic images of the same on the net (or could not use correct keywords to search)
This plant resembles the C. umbrosum uploaded in the efi database.


M. imbricata is a widely distributed species (West Asia, India and South Africa).

Check once again.


Lot of images of Micromeria imbricate are available on google search. Pl. see the link
They, however, do not seem to match with the posted plant.
efi page on Clinopodium umbrosum


Probably Clinopodium/Satureja group.


The plant uploaded may be Clinopodium umbrosum


Clinopodium umbrosum (M.Bieb.) Kuntze as per another thread: Lamiaceae (incl. Verbenaceae) Fortnight :: Lamiaceae :: Clinopodium umbrosum :: Manali :: ARKMAY-46/46


Please validate the id or correct me regarding this herb collected from Chakrata area..
I hope this is Clinopodium umbrosum


I think yes


/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/DSC00044%20-%20Copy.JPG

 

/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/DSC00046%20-%20Copy.JPG

Lamiaceae herb for ID SN 16March 08 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)

Wild ascending herb found at the margins of rural road from Kangra area of Himachal


It seems Calamintha umbrosa Benth.  


Thanks, …, for the Id.
I think it matches with images at Clinopodium umbrosum

 

 

/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/CSC_0684-7.JPG

Clinopodium vulgare L. (accepted name) ?? : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (15)

Sharing some pictures I guess is Clinopodium vulgare L. (accepted name) shot at Pashupati Forest Kathmandu on 16 October 2016 at 4400 ft. 


I think matches with images of … of this species at the following:
Nepeta sp.? ABJUL01/20


I think closer to Clinopodium umbrosum (M.Bieb.) Kuntze as per keys and images herein.


Thank you … for correction. My oversight!


 

/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/_MG_7080_20July15.jpg

 

Nepeta sp.? ABJUL01/20 : 6 posts by 3 authors.

I cannot tell what this plant is but can guess that it belongs to the mint family and has flowers like that of  a Nepeta sp. Please advise.

Above Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
1800m
20 July 2015


This belongs to mint family and is Clinopodium sp.


Clinopodium species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available on net) 


… is correct, from the photos I guess it is C. vulgare L. a common species in Himalayas.

The other species found in India are C. umbrosum (verticillasters with lax fls,), common throughout India and C. gracilis, found in NE India


Thank you


I think closer to Clinopodium umbrosum (M.Bieb.) Kuntze as per keys and images herein.


 

/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/IMG_3357.jpg
/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/IMG_3356.jpg
Unknown sp -6 from Shillong, Meghalaya : Attachments (2). 4 posts by 3 authors.
Attached images may the species of Lamiaceae. Please ID the species.
Date :09.10.2013
Location: Shillong, Meghalaya
Habitat: Grows wild on hilly slopes
Habit : Herb


A species of Clinopodium….


Clinopodium species in efi so far: Clinopodium umbrosum & Clinopodium vulgare


I think closer to Clinopodium umbrosum (M.Bieb.) Kuntze as per keys and images herein. 

 

/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Butterfly%20IDP6210175.jpg
Plant for ID
Micromeria??
Binsar


From Infl it is look like Clinopodium sp


nice capture
do you have pictures of the leaves and the stem?


The picture dates back to 2005. I was not much curious about plants at that time. Birds, mammals,butterflies….fauna in general…….As you can see it’s a picture of a butterfly. Somehow after searching old images matching with some of the newly posted ones by others I thought this to be from Lamiaceae. 
Obviously no other pictures.
Because of the group I now know that it is Clinopodium.
Whenever I will get a chance in similar habitat (Rarely one visits the same area that far off from ones native place unless one  thinks it’s very very extraordinary) I or any other like minded member will surely observe and photograph with searching mind to get more details. 
Thanks for the opinions all my dear friends.


I think closer to Clinopodium umbrosum (M.Bieb.) Kuntze as per keys and images herein. 


This herb was recorded from Gori Valley area, is this Clinopodium umbrosum or otherwise ??


It is not Clinopodium umbrosum, form calyx character, I guess it might be Melissa sp., but not sure.


I also think close to images at Clinopodium umbrosum


 

 

/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Binsar%20BF.jpg
/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Pangot%20fl23.jpg
PLANT FOR ID 66 SMP JUN 06 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Small flowers near Pangot Uttarakhand.


It somewhat Pogostemon sp. Isn’t It?


I think Clinopodium umbrosum (M.Bieb.) Kuntze as per images & keys herein.


/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/_MG_1722_02Mar2016.jpg

 

Nepeta sp. ABMAR01/08 : 3 posts by 2 authors. 3 images.

I photographed this ground hugging plant a couple of days ago and suspect it to be of Nepeta genus. Please advise.


Nepeta species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available on net) 


Does not appear to be a Nepeta species.
May be from some other genus.


Thank you … for fishing it out again. I now think this to be a Clinopodium sp., perhaps Clinopodium umbrosum. I will have to look at my original photos to see if I had photographed the calyx properly. 


Yes, you may be right. 


 

 

/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/IMG_5450.jpg
 /wp-content/uploads/2020/10/IMG_5451.jpg
Wild flower for ID
Location – Pahalgam hills
Altitude – Approx 6500′
Date : Aug 10, 2013


It may be from Nepeta Spp. or Phlomis Spp. Please check and if possible post whole plant photo


Possibly a species of Ajuga, (Lamiaceae)


I think close to images at Clinopodium umbrosum (M.Bieb.) Kuntze 


/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/DSC_0037-6.JPG
/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/DSC_0038-8-6.JPG

 

/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/DSC_0035-2-1.JPG
/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/DSC_0033-2-9.JPG
Clinopodium umbrosum (M.Bieb.) Kuntze ?? : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)
Location:  Deurali, Dolkha, Nepal
Date: 6 September 2017
Elevation : 7700 ft.

May be. But it is always confusing. 

/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/20160611_130101.jpg
/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/20160611_130151.jpg

 

/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/20160611_130150.jpg
/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/20160611_130035.jpg
SK946 12JAN-2018 : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Location: Raniban, Balaju, Nepal
Altitude:  4900 ft.
Date: 11 June 2016
Clinopodium  …???


I think yes- appears close to images at Clinopodium umbrosum (M.Bieb.) Kuntze  


 

/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/DSC_0528-5-9.JPG

SK952 17JAN-2018 : 11 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (7)

Location: Raniban, Balaju, Nepal
Altitude:  4900 ft.
Date: 30 March 2017
Micromeria biflora (Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don) Benth. ??

No, it is not Micromeria biflora.

No it is not Micromeria biflora, in that species, the leaves are small and round shape.  


To me appears close.


I guess flower pattern is not matching. May be something different?


 

/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/_DSC0109-8-6.JPG
/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/_DSC0111-2.JPG
/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/_DSC0113-7.JPG

 

/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/_DSC0112-7.JPG
/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/_DSC0108-6.JPG
/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/_DSC0107.JPG
SK1309 22 JUL 2018 : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)- around 500 kb each. 
Location : Chandragiri Hills, Kathmandu, Nepal
Elevation : 4400 ft.
Date : 28 June 2018
Habit : Wild
Clinopodium umbrosum (M.Bieb.) K.Koch  ??


May be Clinopodium umbrosum as per images and details herein.

 

/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/IMG_9985.JPG
/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/IMG_9983.JPG
/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/IMG_9982.JPG
/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/IMG_9980.JPG

Saw these tiny flowers en route Ghangaria from Govindghat, Uttarakhand in Aug 2018.
Requested to please provide ID.


Lamiaceae. Lamium, Clinopodium, Stachys… 


Looks to be Clinopodium sp. as also suggested by …

Thanks … The flowers were very small hence they could most probably be Clinopodium umbrosum.

To me also appear close to images at Clinopodium umbrosum (M.Bieb.) Kuntze


References:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *