Isodon scrophularioides


Himalaya to China (Yunnan) as per WCSP;


Perennial herb.Stems erect,40-80cm,pubescent to subglabrous.Leaves ovate,4-11 x 2.9-8.2cm,base ± truncate with lamina slightly decurrent on petiole,apex acuminate,margin coarsely serrate to crenate;upper surface sparsely hairy;lower surface with scattered,small,dark red glands,hairy on veins;petiole 2-7.4cm.Bracts ovate to ovate oblong,3-5 x 1-4mm.Inflorescence 10-35 x 4-4.5cm.Pedicels 4-12mm.Calyx clearly bilabiate,broadly campanulate,c 2.5mm,glandular pubescent and with scattered dark sessile glands;upper lip teeth c 1mm;lower lip slightly longer than upper,teeth c 0.5mm;fruiting calyx enlarging to 5mm,upper lip recurved,c 1.5mm;lower lip straight,c 4mm,ovate.Stamens exserted;outer pair of filaments with tuft of hairs at base.Nutlets broadly ellipsoid,c 1.5mm.
Fl. July-August
Damp grassy banks or streamsides in Pinus wallichiana/Quercus semecarpifolia forest.
(Attributions- A.C.J Grierson & D.G Long. Flora of Bhutan. Published by RBGE and RGoB. 1999 from Bhutan Biodiversity Portal)




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