Mexico 2013 Flora de San Luis Potosi y Queretaro

Voucher:AN 449

Stachys cf. nepetifolia Desf.

Location:Queretaro, Lagunita de San Diego.
Coordinates: 21°24'42" N, 99°07'48" W Alt: 2127m

Herb, stems ascending, 15 cm tall. Flowers light blue. Foliage strongly aromatic when crushed.
Pinus forest with Pinus gregii, Arbutus xalapensis, Cupressus lusitanica, Rhus aromatica, Litsea glaucescens, Quercus obtusata, Q. affinis, Cornus, Aphananthe. Growing in shade in leaf litter under Quercus and Litsea.

Identification Notes: Verified with Turner, B. 1994 'Synopsis of Mexican and Central American species of Stachys' Phytologia 77:338-377. Inflorescence of terminal bracteate whorls. flowers less than 6mm long with included stamens. Calyx teeth ending in a spine. Do also key out as S. keerlii.

Nova, J.A. de #449      13 June 2013

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