Sideritis vuralii

 

Sideritis vuralii

 

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Perennial. 30-70 cm, erect, branched, densely adpressed white-pannose, eglandular, Basal leaves numerous, rosette-forming, distinctly petiolate, petioles 2-4 cm: lamina oblanceolate-spathulate or obovate, 1.5-5 x 0.5-2 cm, entire to finely crenulate-serrate. Middle cauline leaves oblanceolate to obovate; lamina 3-5 x 0.8-1.5 cm, entire to minutely crenate, obtuse, abruptly constricted into a petiole to 1.5 cm. Internodes to 12 cm. Inflorescence .simple or with 2-6-branches, 5-20 cm; verticillasters 4-12, 6-flowered, lowermost 2-5 cm distant, upper sometimes crowded. Middle bracts ovate-orbicular to cordate. appearing connate because of interlocking indumentum, densely white-pannose, eglandular, always shorter than calyx, 0.4-0.6 x 0.4-0.7 cm. mucronate. Calyx 6-7 mm, densely eglandular arachnoid pilose; teeth  triangular-Ianceolate, obtuse to slightly acute. 1-2 mm. Corolla yellow, c.10 mm, hairy outside and inside, with brown striations inside; limb c. 3 mm. Nutlets triangular-ovoid. brown, glabrous, c. 2 mm, Fl. 7-9. Calcareous rocky places, 1200-1900 m.
Endemic. E. Medit, element. 
 
 
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