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Clinopodium mimuloides
MONKEY-FLOWER SAVORY


Higher Taxonomy
Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)View DescriptionDichotomous Key
Common Name: MINT FAMILY
Habit: Annual to shrub [tree, vine], glabrous to hairy, generally aromatic. Stem: generally erect, generally 4-angled. Leaf: generally simple to deeply lobed, generally opposite, generally gland-dotted. Inflorescence: generally cymes, generally many in dense axillary clusters surrounding stem, generally separated by evident internodes or collectively crowded, spike- or panicle-like, occasionally head-like or raceme, 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, occasionally 0, lower lip generally 3-lobed; stamens generally 4, epipetalous, generally exserted, paired, pairs generally unequal, occasionally 2, staminodes 2 or 0; ovary superior, generally 4-lobed to base chambers 2, ovules 2 per chamber, style 1, generally arising from center at junction of lobes, stigmas generally 2. Fruit: generally 4 nutlets, generally ovoid to oblong, smooth.
Genera In Family: +- 230 genera, 7200 species: worldwide. Many cultivated for herbs, oils (Lavandula, lavender; Mentha, mint; Rosmarinus, rosemary; Thymus, thyme), some cultivated as ornamental (in California Cedronella, Leonotis, Monarda, Phlomis). Note: Moluccella laevis L., shell flower, historical waif in California. Satureja calamintha (L.) Scheele subsp. ascendens (Jordan) Briq. reported as alien but not naturalized. Salazaria moved to Scutellaria; California Hyptis moved to Condea, California Satureja moved to Clinopodium.
eFlora Treatment Author: Dieter H. Wilken & Margriet Wetherwax, family description, key to genera, except as noted
Scientific Editor: Douglas H. Goldman, Bruce G. Baldwin.
Genus: ClinopodiumView DescriptionDichotomous Key


Habit: Perennial herb to shrub, decumbent to erect, < 2 m, aromatic. Leaf: petioled; blade generally ovate-deltate, base rounded 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 Mediterranean, to Japan, Australia, also North America, South America. Etymology: (Latin: savory) Note: Clinopodium hortensis Kuntze cultivated as herb (summer savory).
eFlora Treatment Author: Margriet Wetherwax & John M. Miller
Reference: Cantino & Wagstaff 1998 Brittonia 50:63--70
Clinopodium mimuloides (Benth.) Kuntze
NATIVE
Habit: Perennial herb to subshrub, erect, < 2 m. Stem: non-woody except occasionally at base; hairs long, +- spreading. Leaf: 35--80 mm, 15--55 mm wide, +- ovate to triangular, shallowly, irregularly crenate-dentate; hairs appressed, white. Inflorescence: flowers 1--6 per leaf axil; pedicel 2--3 cm. Flower: calyx 14--17 mm, tubular-bell-shaped, veins purple, lobes 3--5 mm; corolla 15--35 mm, salmon-orange, generally faded when dry. Fruit: +- 2 mm, brown, surface smooth.
Ecology: Moist places, streambanks, chaparral, woodland; Elevation: 400--1800 m. Bioregional Distribution: CCo, SCoRO, WTR, SnGb. Flowering Time: Jun--Oct
Synonyms: Satureja mimuloides (Benth.) Briq.
Jepson eFlora Author: Margriet Wetherwax & John M. Miller
Reference: Cantino & Wagstaff 1998 Brittonia 50:63--70
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Citation for this treatment: Margriet Wetherwax & John M. Miller 2012, Clinopodium mimuloides, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=80484, accessed on June 24, 2019.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2019, Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on June 24, 2019.

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CCo, SCoRO, WTR, SnGb.
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