Clinopodium acinos

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Clinopodium acinos (Lam.) Dandy

Lamiaceae

Life form: annual or biennial

Exposure: sun   7

Moisture: dry

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves: decidious

Shape: lanceolate

Division: simple

Shape: labiate
Fruit: schizocarp

82C / 7b4c9a 

Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: prostrate

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Lamiidae
Superordo:
Lamianae
Ordo:
Lamiales
Subordo:
Lamiineae

Clinopodium acinos belongs to the group of annual and biennial plants.

Naming

Clinopodium acinos was already described and the name validly published by Carl Linnaeus. It was Carl Ernst Otto Kuntze, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1891.

Taxonomy

Clinopodium acinos is a species in the genus Clinopodium which contains approximately 170 to 178 species and belongs to the family of the Lamiaceae (Mint Family). The type species of the genus is Clinopodium vulgare.

Characteristics

Clinopodium acinos - habitus

Growth

The plants reach heights of 15 to 20 centimetres.

Leaves

Clinopodium acinos is deciduous. The dark-green, simple leaves are opposite. They are lanceolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Clinopodium acinos produces purple labiate flowers from June to September.

The plants produce schizocarps.

Root System

Distribution

Clinopodium acinos is native to the whole of Europe, Turkey, the Caucasus and northern Iran.

Cultivation

The plants prefer a sunny situation on dry soil. The substrate should have a pH between 8 and 10. They tolerate temperatures down to -18°C (USDA zone 7).

Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber

  • open areas

Uses

Suited as bee pasture.

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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