Morphological and micromorphological studies on Stachys benthamiana Boiss. (Lamiaceae)



Stachys benthamina grows in Turkey, Iraq and Iran. It is characterized by having densely stalked and sessile glandular hairs on the stem and calyx. The species is morphologically similar to Stachys kurdica and S. ballotiformis. The nutlets of this species are oblong–obovoid and reticulate on surface glabrous. This paper is the first study dealing with the morphological and nutlet micromorphology of S. benthamiana in Turkey.


Fragilicaulis, micromorphology, Lamiaceae, Stachys

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