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Perennial herb up to 1 m tall, branched in upper part; leaves opposite, broadly ovate, 6-10 cm long, crenate-serrate, acuminate, base rounded to cordate; Verticillasters lateral as well as terminal, on short peduncles; flowers creamish when opening, turning pink and finally purple; pedicel up to 15 mm long; calyx hardly 1.5 mm in flower, glandular hairy, elongating to 2.5 mm in fruit; corollaup to 4 mm long, upper lip hardly visible flat-truncate, lower 3-lobed, midlobe largest; nutlets pale brown about 0.8 mm long.
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Flora of Chakrata: Lamiaceae 2 for id- 2011: This herb belonging to Lamiaceae was shot from near Chakrata town in September 2011….submitted for identification…


Yes another of mine and … pending identification.
efi thread


This is Craniotome versicolor.


Thanks … for solving this long standing ID



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15102011GS1 herb for ID from Mussoorie Chakrata Road: Photographed along Mussoorie Chakrata road, on September 16, 2011

A tall herb up to 1 m tall or so with opposite ovate to elliptic up to 8 cm leaves on short petioles; flowers small about 7-10 mm across, mix of white and purple flowers on flat-topped clusters generally on axillary peduncles.
Request for ID please.

Here are mine pics Sir from same place

Identified by … as Craniotome versicolor as per thread

Yes …


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Craniotome furcata (Link) O. Kuntze, Rev. Gen. Pl. 2: 516. 1891.
syn: Craniotome versicolor Reichenb.
Perennial herb up to 1 m tall, branched in upper part; leaves opposite, broadly ovate, 6-10 cm long, crenate-serrate, acuminate, base rounded to cordate; Verticillasters lateral as well as terminal, on short peduncles; flowers creamish when opening, turning pink and finally purple; pedicel up to 15 mm long; calyx hardly 1.5 mm in flower, glandular hairy, elongating to 2.5 mm in fruit; corollaup to 4 mm long, upper lip hardly visible flat-truncate, lower 3-lobed, midlobe largest; nutlets pale brown about 0.8 mm long.
Photographed from Mussoorie Chakrata Road

craniotome? i wonder who named it and and why? was it a personal joke for the naming aurhority. was he a neurosurgeon by any means?


DIMAG KHOLNE WALA !!!! CRANIOTOME…… may be this plant enlightened the author so much that he named it like that, but surely thats a funny name for this plant. Thanks for pointing …


ha ha. wonder if he smoked it? and had visions!!! like timothy leary and his gang. can you quickly (not spending too much time) track its origin may be you would know how to do it …  who named it .. or first described it etc



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Kalatope id al070811: Is this too from the mint family…??

Location Kalatope, Chamba
Altitude 2100 mts
Habit herb
Habitat wild
Plant height 24-30 inches


Phlomis sp. Lamiaceae.


Looks similar to plant uploaded by me and … from Chakrata for ID



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15102011GS1 herb for ID from Mussoorie Chakrata Road
To me it does appear as Phlomis, but unable to fix.

Identified by … as Craniotome versicolor as per thread



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Labiatae : Craniotome furcata (Link) Kuntze ?? : 6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1).

Date: 15 Oct, 2011

Location: Palanchok, Kavre District, Nepal
Altitude : 5000 ft.
Request proper ID.

This is Craniotome furcata, previously known in the name C. versicolor Rechb. (Synonym).



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Multicoloured Catmint : 2 posts by 2 authors. 3 images.

There are several wild plants of the mint family here in Dharamshala. One of the colourful ones which is out now is the Multi-coloured Catmint. As always please correct me if I am wrong.
Multicolured Catmint (Craniotome furcata)
Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
About 1700m
17 September 2014.

I hope you are again right in identifying …



Requesting ID for this Lamiaceae Herb. This was spotted at many places at lower altitude, approx 1700M.
Location: En-route Rolla, Niharni, Sainj Ropa etc..at GHNP.


This is a Craniotome sp.


Only species in efi so far: Craniotome furcata


It should be Craniotome furcata (Lamiaceae). It is the only species mentioned in Flora of GHNP, Flora of Himachal Pradesh. In fact it is the only species in this genus worldwide.


It is Craniotome furcata




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ANMAR04/04 Please identify this Lamiaceae plant : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)

Family: Lamiaceae
Date: November 2014
Place: Mussoorie , Uttarakhand

Habit: Herb


Craniotome versicolor ..


Nice Pics. I too had seen this Lamiaceae plant at GHNP..

This is a beautiful Himalayan species of labiates.. shots being shared were recorded from Chakrata..

Craniotome furcata


beautiful plant and beautiful photography. I have asked this before … why the name craniotome? please tell me. i am dying of curiosity
This is from Gori Valley area….Craniotome furcata..

I am unable to answer …


ha ha … disclaimer in the top already  🙂

don’t worry

i have asked this twice already here in this forum

nobody seems to know, yet

sometime soon,  I’ll write to my friends at NYBG or MOBOT may be they ‘ll know


Well i did not have to go too far… googling for why …. got this … Alluding to the shape of the corolla   in a book called Origins of Plant Names By Dinkarrao Amrutrao Patil, D.A. Patil, D.A. [VNV] Patil

but there has be more
i’ll write to my frinds anyway one of these days
this genus was separated out from Ajuga for some reason


Yes my mentor Prof G.S.Rawat gave the same explaination to me.


I am quoting Flora Simlensis- “From the Greek cranion, the skull, and tome, a section; referring to the almost truncate limb of the corolla”


Thanks … and pleas thank your mentor …

now I want to know who named it and why was it separated out of Ajuga and … if you run into this again please take real close ups of the flower from all sides…. whenever you see them!!


Alright …, I will do this in my next encounter with this..!!



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Craniotome furcata ABSEP2016/25 : 2 posts by 2 authors. 7 images.

These catmints are beginning to be in flower now and I took some photos to share. Please validate.
Craniotome furcataMulti-coloured Catmint

Near Mcleodganj, HP 1800m 07-08 September 2016


Wonderful presentation, …



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Craniotome furcata (Link) Kuntze (accepted name) ?? : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (8)
Location: Champadevi, Nepal
Altitude: 5000 ft.
Date: 12 November 2016

I think matches with images at Craniotome furcata ABSEP2016/25


Nepali Names : बाटुले सिलाम Baatule Silaam/ मिर्गे झार Mirge Jhaar / बोसे झार Bose Jhaar / चंद्रवाला Chandravaalaa / उमेन Umen



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Craniotome furcata (Link) Kuntze : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)
Location:  Suryavinayak, Bhktapur, Nepal
Date: 7 October 2017
Elevation : 4800 ft.

Nepali Names : बाटुले सिलाम Baatule Silaam/ मिर्गे झार Mirge Jhaar / बोसे झार Bose Jhaar / चंद्रवाला Chandravaalaa / उमेन Umen



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Craniotome furcata (Link) Kuntze : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (9)- around 550 kb each.
Location: Nagarkot, Nepal  
Date: 27 October 2018
Elevation: 6000 ft.
Habit : Wild

Please ignore image no.1.



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Fwd: Re: Fwd: Unknown specimens for identification : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
I am sending some pics of unrecognized specimens (may be of family Boraginaceae), please help me to identify this plant.

Leaves are with dentate margin and very hairy, inflorescence is scorpioid cyme.


Pl. check comparative images at Boraginaceae

I could not find a match.

When & where was it clicked ?


Collected from Pilibhit, uttar pradeshFrom roadsideAt the border of Nepal and India. Mostly mountainous and hilly areas were there…


Could it be a species of Cynoglossum?….


I think it is most probably Craniotome furcata (Lamiaceae).


Craniotome furcata – Lamiaceae is this image.



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