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LAMIACEAE

MINT FAMILY

Dieter H. Wilken, except as specifed

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 2–12); subtended by leaves or bracts; flowers sessile or pedicelled
Flower generally bisexual; calyx generally 5-lobed, radial to bilateral; corolla generally bilateral, 1–2-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 11:163–185]

SATUREJA

Deborah Engle Averett

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 1–several 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 1–2 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).

Native

S. mimuloides (Benth.) Briq.

Perennial to subshrub, erect, < 2 m
Stem nonwoody, except sometimes at base; hairs long, ± spreading
Leaf 35–80 mm, 15–55 mm wide, ± ovate to triangular, shallowly and irregularly crenate-dentate; hairs appressed, white
Inflorescence: flowers 1–6 per leaf axil; pedicels 2–3 cm
Flower: calyx 14–17 mm, tubular-bell-shaped, veins purple, lobes 3–5 mm; corolla 15–35 mm, salmon, often faded when dry
Fruit ± 2 mm, brown, surface smooth
Ecology: Moist places, streambanks, chaparral, woodland
Elevation: 400–1800 m.
Bioregional distribution: Central Coast, Outer South Coast Ranges, Transverse Ranges
Horticultural information: DRN, IRR: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24.

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