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Lallemantia royleana


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Genus Lallemantia

Plants annual , biennial, or perennial , glabrous or white hairy , herbaceous. Leaves petiolate or sessile, subentire . Verticillasters axillary , 6-flowered; bracts ciliate- or awned-crenate. Pedicel erect , rigid , flattened. Calyx tubular , 15-veined, straight, throat closed after anthesis ; teeth 5, subequal , posterior tooth wider than other teeth, tooth sinus with a thickened fold. Corolla with a slender, included to slightly exserted tube , dilated at apex into throat, 2-lipped; upper lip straight, slightly concave , apex emarginate , with 2 longitudinal folds inside; lower lip spreading, 3-lobed, middle lobe reniform , lateral lobes minute, semicircular. Stamens 4, posterior 2 longer ; filaments pilose ; anther cells 2, divaricate . Style apex 2-cleft, lobes subulate . Nutlets dark brown, oblong , adaxially ribbed , mucilaginous on wetting.

Five species: Afghanistan, China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan; SW Asia, Europe; one species in China.[1]


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Members of the genus Lallemantia

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 2 species, subspecies, varieties, forms, and cultivars in this genus:

L. canescens (Dragon Head) · L. peltata (Lion's Heart)

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  1. "Lallemantia". in Flora of China Vol. 17 Page 133. Published by Science Press (Beijing) and Missouri Botanical Garden Press. Online at [back]
Last Revised: 2/2/2015