Orthosiphon rubicundus ?

a mint, Orthosiphon, from the Rift Valley, Kenya, photo © by Michael Plagens

Herbaceous plant observed as a weed in a vegetable garden, Eldoret, Kenya. January 2012.

detail of flower of a Lamiaceae photo © Michael Plagens

LEAVES: The opposite leaves are triangular to nearly round. Veins on top surface are impressed. Margins are crenulate (rounded teeth).

HERB: Plant shrubby with many leafy, four-angled stems. Plants were about 100 cm tall.

FLOWERS: The pale, nearly white flowers are distinctly bilaterally symetrical. The calyx is large and burgandy color with four lower teeth and on upper lobe.

RANGE: This specimen was observed below Iten on the Elgeyo Escarpment, Rift Valley, Kenya. 2300 m elevation.



Lamiaceae -- Mint Family

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Kenya Natural History

Copyright Michael J. Plagens, Created on 8 November 2014