Satureia

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Satureia' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/satureia/). Accessed 2022-05-25.

Family

  • Labiatae

Species in genus

Glossary

calyx
(pl. calyces) Outer whorl of the perianth. Composed of several sepals.
corolla
The inner whorl of the perianth. Composed of free or united petals often showy.
campanulate
Bell-shaped.
exserted
Protruding; pushed out.
included
(botanical) Contained within another part or organ.
lax
Loose or open.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Satureia' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/satureia/). Accessed 2022-05-25.

A genus of about thirty annual and perennial herbs, together with a few dwarf shrubs, natives of the warmer parts of the world, all aromatic. Flowers whorled or in lax cymes. Calyx tubular or campanulate, with five equal teeth. Corolla with a straight tube, two-lipped, the lower lip with three rounded lobes. Stamens four, shorter than the upper lip, curved. In Hyssopus, and usually in Thymus, the stamens are straight, exserted and spreading. Satureia is sometimes stated to be a large genus; it becomes so if Micromeria, Calamintha and some other related genera (none treated here) are included in it, as they are by some botanists.