Thymus pubescens

 

Thymus pubescens

 

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Subshrub with a woody taproot and procumbent to suberect woody branches bearing flowering stems 2-9 cm, usually with axillary fascicles of small leaves. Flowering stem leaves 5.5-9.5 x 1.8-2.5 mm, lanceolate, ± acute, often canaliculate below apex and/or twisted; oil dots pale; midrib conspicuous, pale, lateral veins 2 pairs, ± prominent, leaving midrib in basal 1/4 and joining to form a marginal thickening. Inflorescence capitate. Bracts not different from leaves. Bracteoles 0.5-1.5 mm. Calyx 3.5-4.8 mm, upper teeth 0.6-1 mm, usually ciliate. Corolla pinkish or lilac, 5-6.5 mm. Fl. 6-8. Cushion steppes, dry pastureland, open rocky ground, 1830-3000m.
1. Flowering stems puberulent, hairs semi-patent to retrorse, shorter than stem diam.; leaves densely puberulent with intermixed long hairs to glabres- cent or ± glabrous, petiole short, oil dots mainly sparse  var. pubescens
 1. Flowering stems and leaves hairy, hairs patent, equalling to or longer than stem diam.; leaves distinctly petiolate, oil dots ± numerous on both sides var. cratericola
 
 
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