Clinopodium capitellatum (Benth.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 515 1891. (syn: Marrubium malcolmianum Dalzell; Micromeria capitellata Benth.; Micromeria malcolmiana Benth. ex Hook.f.; Satureja capitellata (Benth.) Briq.);
W. Himalaya to S. India as per POWO;
Benth, in DC. Prodr. v. 12 (1848) p. 218. A highly aromatic herb 1-2 ft. high with woody rootstock ; stems slender, erect, quadrangular, pubescent, sometimes tinged with purple. Leaves 1/2-1 by 1/4-5/8 in., ovate, subobtuse, pubescent on both sides, gland- dotted, crenate or entire, ciliate ; petioles 1/6-1/5 in long. Flowers in verticillate distant cymes in the axils of floral leaves which become smaller upwards, the lower cymes pedunculate, the upper sessile, the whole forming a long spicate raceme ; bracts small, linear-lanceolate, pubescent. Calyx in flower 1/10 in. long, hairy and glandular ; teeth 1/30 in. long, lanceolate-subulate, erect, ciliate. Corolla 1/8 in. long, pubescent outside, 2-lipped ; upper lip pale-violet almost white, about 1/30 in. long, oblong, subtruncate, slightly notched ; lower lip darker violet, twice as long as the upper, 3-lobed, the lobes spreading, the middle one the largest. Nutlets 1/30 in. long, ellipsoid, the inner face slightly angular, the dorsal face rounded, smooth, brown. Fl. B. I. v. 4, p. 649 ; Woodr, in Journ, Bomb. Nat. v. 12 (1899) p. 362 ; Prain, Beng. Pl. p. 852 ; Watt, Dict. Econ. Prod. v. 5, p. 244. Micromeria Malcomiana, Dalz, ex Dalz. & Gibs. Bo. Fl. (1861) p. 209. M. piperita ?, Grah. Cat. p. 151 (not of Linn.).—Flowers : Apr.-May. Vern. Karvat.
Occurs in the Bombay Presidency on the Mahableshwar hills, where it is abundant on the banks of the river Yenna and in the Chinamen’s gardens below the bund. Deccan : Mahableshwar, Graham, Law !, Dalzell ! Cooke !, Woodrow !—Distrib. India (Behar, W. Himalaya, W. Peninsula).
(Attributions- IBIS Flora (Flora of Bombay Presidency))
Lamiaceae herb from MP SN21321: 2 images.
Wild herb in the stream margin.
Any close up image of flower / inflorescence ?
Check with Anisomeles heyneana
I think NOT. Wait for other experts comments.
Any idea about the genus of this Lamiaceae member ?
Please check if Micromeria capitellata Benth. suits this species.
Thanks, …, for the id. Yes, I agree.
References: POWO Catalogue of Life The Plant List Ver.1.1 WCSP IPNI GBIF (High resolution specimens) Flora of Peninsular India India Biodiversity Portal IBIS Flora (Flora of Bombay Presidency) IIIM (Specimen) Plant illustrations Indian Medicinal Plants: An Illustrated Dictionary By C.P. Khare