7247.000 Nepeta L.

Beadle, N.C.W., Evans, O.D., Carolin, R.C. & Tindale, M. (1994) Flora of the Sydney Region 4th edition, Griffin Press Ltd., Netley, South Australia

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs up to 1 m high, densely pubescent. Leaves ovate, cordate at the base, green/grey, serrate; bracts very reduced. Flowers in dense terminal spikes. Calyx 5-lobed. Corolla white with purple spots; tube curved and dilated at the middle. Fruit consisting of nutlets.

Worldwide: About 250 species, native to Europe, Africa and Asia.

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

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racemosa Lam.
× faasenii Bergman ex Stearn

Other sources of information about Nepeta:

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Nepeta
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Nepeta
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Nepeta
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Nepeta
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Nepeta
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Nepeta
JSTOR Plant Science: Nepeta
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Nepeta
Plants of the World Online: Nepeta
Tropicos: Nepeta
Wikipedia: Nepeta

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Nepeta.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1785, retrieved 20 May 2024

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