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Jepson Interchange (more information)
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Annual, perennial herb, shrub, glabrous to hairy, generally aromatic
Stems generally erect, generally 4-angled
Leaves generally simple to deeply lobed, opposite, generally gland-dotted
Inflorescence: cyme, generally clustered around stem, head-like, separated by evident internodes (terminal in Monardella ) or collectively crowded, spike-like to panicle-like (sometimes raceme or flowers 212); subtended by leaves or bracts; flowers sessile or pedicelled
Flower generally bisexual; calyx generally 5-lobed, radial to bilateral; corolla generally bilateral, 12-lipped, upper lip entire or 2-lobed, ± flat to hood-like, sometimes 0, lower lip generally 3-lobed; stamens generally 4, generally exserted, paired, pairs unequal, sometimes 2, staminodes 2 or 0; ovary superior, generally 4-lobed to base, chambers 2, ovules 2 per chamber, style 1, arising from center at junction of lobes, stigmas generally 2
Fruit: nutlets 4, generally ovoid to oblong, smooth
Genera in family: ± 200 genera, 5500 species: worldwide. Many cultivated for herbs, oils (Lavandula , lavender; Mentha , mint; Ocimum , basil; Rosmarinus , rosemary; Thymus , thyme), some cultivated as ornamental (in CA Cedronella , Leonotis , Phlomis )
Reference: [Cantino & Sanders 1986 Syst Bot 11:163185]
Perennial to shrub, decumbent to erect, < 2 m, aromatic
Leaf petioled; blade generally ovate-deltate, base truncate to tapered, margin entire to shallowly crenate-dentate, lower surface generally gland-dotted
Inflorescence: flowers 1several in leaf axils
Flower: calyx 5-lobed, 2-lipped; corolla 5-lobed, white to lavender or salmon, 2-lipped, lower lip spreading, upper erect, 2-lobed; stamens 4, in 2 pairs, anther sacs spreading; style 2-lobed, exserted
Fruit 12 mm; surface smooth to net-like
Species in genus: 150 species: generally Medit, to Japan, Australia, also North America, South America
Etymology: (Latin: savory)
S. hortensis L. cultivated as herb (summer savory).
Shrub, erect, < 0.5 mSee the CNPS Inventory for information about endangerment and rarity.
Stem woody; bark red-brown; hairs recurved, white
Leaf 515 mm, 416 mm wide, deltate to ovate-deltate, shallowly crenate-dentate; hairs short, white
Inflorescence: flowers 16 per leaf axil; pedicel 13 mm
Flower: calyx 68 mm, bell-shaped, tinged purple, lobes ± 1 mm; corolla 47 mm, white to lavender
Fruit ± 1.5 mm, shiny dark brown; surface ± net-like
Ecology: UNCOMMON. Rocky slopes, chaparral
Elevation: 520690 m.
Bioregional distribution: Peninsular Ranges (San Miguel, Santa Ana mtns)
Synonyms: Calamintha c. Brandegee
Horticultural information: DRN, DRY: 16, 17 &SHD: 14, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24.