Clinopodium piperitum (D.Don) Murata (syn: Calamintha longicaulis (Wall. ex Benth.) Benth.; Clinopodium longicaule Wall. ex Benth.; Melissa longicaulis (Wall. ex Benth.) Wall. ex Benth.; Satureja piperita (D.Don) Briq.; Thymus origanifolius D.Don; Thymus piperitus D.Don);
Nepal as per efi thread;


SK1853 21 April 2019 : 10 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (9)- around 550 kb each.

Location:  Nagarjun Forest reserve, Kathmandu
Date: 20 April 2019
Elevation: 1829 m.
Habit : Wild

Which Labiateae ??
Same sp. as enclosed link ?

Yes, appears close to your other unidentified posts, as mentioned.

Any idea about the genus?

Calyx structure remind me of Clinopodium sp.

If it is Clinopodium it could be only Clinopodium piperitum (D. Don) Press.
But I could not find images and description in the net except for some herbarium.
Can you please help? Clinopodium piperitum (D. Don) Press,

What about Clinopodium nepeta or its subspp. ?
Compare different Clinopodium species at:

Thanks, …, To me it appears close to specimens of Clinopodium piperitum at GBIF. Pl. check.
I could not find a description of this species on net.
Pl. post detailed description, if you have.

Thanks for the mail. Please find the attached description. In Indian context I’ve excluded as it is endemic to Nepal. I’ve not seen the live plant and made description some 25 years back based on herbarium specimens. From photo I could not identify also. Please compare the description.
Attachments (1) – Calamintha_piperitum.doc

Finally, after 6 years !! Phew !
Clinopodium piperitum (D.Don) Murata
Nepali Name : पिपरमिण्ट  Piparmint

Thanks, … I think your description perfectly matches with the … specimen.

Re: SK242DEC15-2016:ID : 15 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (4)

Location: Kakani , Nepal
Altitude:  6000ft.
Date: 2 March 2013

Any idea about family?

Lamiaceae ??

I think Lamiaceae

Lamiaceae member

A member of Lamiaceae

Thanks, …, for pointing towards the genus.
We have only one species of Micromeria biflora so far under this genus and images under threads look a bit different.
Check list of Nepal gives another species as Micromeria nepalensis Kitam. & Murata, but I could not find much details on net.

Clinopodium piperitum (D.Don) Murata
Nepali Name : पिपरमिण्ट  Piparmint

SK1068 06 APR-2018 : 11 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5) – around 700 kb each.

Location: Shivapuri National Park, Nepal
Altitude: 7500 ft.
Date: 27 March 2018
Habit : Wild
Lamiaoceate ! Not Micromeria biflora, is it ?

Yes, you are right …, this is not Micromeria biflora..

Can anyone guide towards the genus of this Lamiaceae member?

Orthosiphon incurvus Benth.  ???
Link ??

Inflorescence looks different to me.

Yes, I also think so.

Clinopodium piperitum (D.Don) Murata
Nepali Name : पिपरमिण्ट  Piparmint

SK 2416 28 January 2020 : 13 posts by 2 authors. 8 images- 6 to 7 mb each.
Location: Godawari
Date:  7 January 2020
Elevation: 1698m.
Habitat: Wild
Clinopodium piperitum (D.Don) Murata ??
Earlier posts were shot in March and April !

Thanks, …, for the superb images.

Thank you …!

Only wondering for the flowering phenology !

Your earlier postings of March and April appear to be more woody.

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.

Pl. check Clinopodium umbrosum (M.Bieb.) Kuntze
To me appears close.

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

Clinopodium piperitum (D.Don) Murata !


Catalogue of Life  Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal  efi thread

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