4. Micromeria wardii Marquand & Airy Shaw, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 48: 216. 1929.
西藏姜味草 xi zang jiang wei cao
Subshrubs aromatic. Rhizomes transverse. Stems erect, to 50 cm, few branched, terete, purplish, finely striate, sparsely white floccose-puberulent, branches erect. Petiole ca. 1 mm; leaf blade ovate, 1-1.5 cm × 4-7 mm, densely impressed glandular, adaxially sparsely strigose, scabrid, base cuneate, margin entire, involute, apex obtuse. Verticillasters 2-6-flowered, widely spaced, in upper axils; bracteoles subulate. Pedicel subulate, 1-3 mm. Calyx 4-5 × 1-1.5 mm, purplish, veins puberulent, white pilose at throat, conspicuously 15-veined; teeth subequal, triangular, ca. 1 mm, apex subulate, spreading. Corolla purplish, ca. 1.4 cm, pubescent; tube slender, to 2 mm wide at throat; upper lip ovate, 2-lobed; lower lip slightly longer. Ovary glabrous. Nutlets subtriquetrous, ovoid-oblong, ca. 1.3 mm, glabrous.
* Grassy hillsides, thickets, pine forests; 2100-3700 m. Xizang.