Nepeta ciliaris Benth., Pl. Asiat. Rar. 1: 64 1830. (Syn: Glechoma ciliaris (Benth.) Kuntze; Glechoma leucophylla (Benth.) Kuntze; Nepeta leucophylla Benth.);
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Common name: White Leaved Catmint • Nepali: लुते Lute
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Tomentose erect plant with stalked cordate 2.5-4 cm long leaves, lilac or blue flowers in interrupted spikes.
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Lamiaceae and Verbenaceae Week: Lamiaceae, Nepeta ciliaris from Manali:
Nepeta ciliaris Benth., Pl. Asiat. Rar. 1: 64 1830.
syn: Glechoma ciliaris (Benth.) Kuntze; Nepeta leucophylla Benth.; Glechoma leucophylla (Benth.) Kuntze Tomentose erect plant with stalked cordate 2.5-4 cm long leaves, lilac or blue flowers in interrupted spikes. Photographed from Manali


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Lamiaceae (incl. Verbenaceae) Fortnight: Lamiaceae, Nepeta ciliaris from Manali-GSMA68/71 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3)
Nepeta ciliaris Benth., Pl. Asiat. Rar. 1: 64 1830.
syn: Glechoma ciliaris (Benth.) Kuntze; Nepeta leucophylla Benth.; Glechoma leucophylla (Benth.) Kuntze
Tomentose erect plant with stalked cordate 2.5-4 cm long leaves, lilac or blue flowers in interrupted spikes.
Photographed from Manali

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Lamiaceae (incl. Verbenaceae) Fortnight: Lamiaceae, Nepeta leucophylla from Manali HP-GSMAY73/76 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3)
Nepeta leucophylla Benth from Manali, HP
Photographed on October 23, 2009
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Lamiaceae (Incl. Verbenaceae) Fortnight: Nepeta 2 for id from Chakrata- NS May 16/16 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)
These shots recorded from Chakrata area perhaps also belong to Nepeta hindostana, please suggest..


Not N. hindostana, this looks more like N. leucophylla.



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Lamiaceae (Incl. Verbenaceae) Fortnight: Nepeta sp. from Chakrata- NS May 15/15 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
This is another species of Nepeta found commonly in Chakrata area..
Can this be Nepeta hindostana ??


This might be Nepeta hindostana only as it is one of the few species of Nepeta found other than HP and Kashmir.


I think close to images at Nepeta ciliaris Benth. (syn: Nepeta leucophylla Benth.)



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Lamiaceae member for ID from Chakrata-GSMAR6 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4).
Kindly help in the identification of this member of Lamiaceae, photographed along Chakrata Deovan Road on September 17, 2011


Is this Nepeta ..??
N. hindostana. .


Perhaps you may be right.
Strangely my own plant is depicted on Flowers of India


I think close to images at Nepeta ciliaris Benth. (syn: Nepeta leucophylla Benth.)


No I think N. hindostana only



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Lamiaceae (Incl. Verbenaceae) Fortnight: Nepeta sp. from Chakrata- NS May 14/14 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)
Please suggest proper id of this herb which is quite common in Chakrata, I think this can be Nepeta gracilis


Thanks, …

As per The Plant List & WCSP, Nepeta gracilis Salisb. is a synonym of Nepeta annua Pall.
Your plant appears different from the illustration of Nepeta annua Pall. at
http://www.plantillustrations.org/illustration

Pl. check with images at Nepeta ciliaris Benth.  


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SK 3079 27 October 2021: 4 very high res. images.
Location: Rara, Nepal
Altitude: 2957m.
Date: 20 August 2021
Habit : Wild
Nepeta… ??


Closest I can go is Nepeta leucophylla as per GBIF specimens from Nepal- one and two.

However, POWO and CoL consider it as a syn. of Nepeta ciliaris Benth., though it may be different.


I feel inflorescence pattern and petals design looks slightly different.

N.ciliaris, coerulescens, discolor, elliptica, hindostana, laevigata, lamiopsis and staintonii
are listed in the book.


I have seen some difference in petal designs in this genus.


Forwarding herewith a publication on Nepeta sps.


Among those listed, N.ciliaris is the closest.



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