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Condea emoryi

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
Scientific Editor: Douglas H. Goldman, Bruce G. Baldwin.
Genus: CondeaView Description 

Habit: Shrub to tree, glabrous to densely hairy. Stem: erect to spreading, branched. Leaf: generally petioled. Inflorescence: axillary; flower clusters loose to dense, occasionally in heads, involucre of bracts 0 (present). Flower: calyx generally 5-lobed, lobes generally equal; corolla 2-lipped, upper lip 2-lobed, flat, lower lip 3-lobed, central lobe reflexed in age, +- pouched; stamens 4, fertile, curved, reclining on lower lip, exserted; style lobes +- equal. Fruit: nutlets angled, rough to smooth.
Species In Genus: 26 species: warm temperate, tropics, North America to South America. Etymology: (Name used by Adanson without explanation) Note: Some species used for flavoring (oils), food (seeds), medicinal. Segregated from Hyptis based on nuclear and plastid DNA (Harley & Pastore 2012 Phytotaxa 58:1--55).
eFlora Treatment Author: Raymond M. Harley & Thomas J. Rosatti

Condea emoryi (Torr.) Harley & J.F.B. Pastore
Habit: Shrub 1--4 m, densely hairy, hairs branched, white. Stem: branches erect to spreading; twigs densely hairy, glabrous in age. Leaf: petiole 3--7 mm; blade 1--3 cm, generally ovate to +- round, crenate to dentate. Inflorescence: +- spheric; cymes loose, flowers generally 10--15, subtended by small bracts, lower larger, leaf-like; pedicel 2--3.5 mm. Flower: calyx 4--5 mm, tubular, densely white-hairy, lobes +- filamentous; corolla 4--6 mm, violet.
Ecology: Gravelly, sandy washes, canyons, desert scrub; Elevation: < 1000 m. Bioregional Distribution: s DMoj, DSon; Distribution Outside California: Arizona, northwestern Mexico. Flowering Time: Jan--May
Synonyms: Hyptis emoryi Torr.
eFlora Treatment Author: Raymond M. Harley & Thomas J. Rosatti
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Citation for this treatment: Raymond M. Harley & Thomas J. Rosatti 2016. Condea emoryi, Revision 1, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora,, accessed on May 01, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora,, accessed on May 01, 2016.

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Geographic subdivisions for Condea emoryi:
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