Keys as per efi thread :
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  

Binomial Habit Notes References Distribution
Clinopodium umbrosum (M. Bieb.) K. Koch Herb Western Ghats,
Marsh Localities,  Native  of Irano-Turanian Region
Matthew, 1999 Dindigul


Botanical name Synonyms Family Common name
Clinopodium umbrosum Calamintha umbrosa, Clinopodium repens, Melissa umbrosum Lamiaceae Shady Calamint
Clinopodium vulgare Calamintha clinopodium, Satureja vulgaris Lamiaceae Cushion Calamint



Clinopodium : 1 post by 1 author.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Clinopodium

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

If someone can provide complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.

Any comments/ corrections are welcome


Pl. go through Clinopodium (‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎Lamiaceae) page with images of species in efloraofindia.

If you find any incorrect identification, pl. let us know. If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), if any, or can identify unidentified images, it will be really nice.