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3. Rosmarinus L., Sp. Pl. 23. 1753. Gen. Pl. ed. 5:14; 1754; Benth. in DC., Prodr. 12: 360. 1848; Briquet in Engler & Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. Ed. 1, 4, 3A: 216. 1895.

I.C. Hedge

Evergreen aromatic shrubs. Leaves sessile, oblong-linear, entire, coriaceous, clustered, ± revolute. Flowers borne in short axillary cymes in axils of upper leaves. Calyx bilobiate with an indumentums of small stellate-dendroid hairs; upper lip subentire with 3 very small apical teeth; lower lip 2-lobed. Corolla exserted, bilabiate; upper lip bifid; lower lip 3-lobed; tube internally without an annuals. Stemens 2, clearly exserted; thecae unilocular. Style very unequally bifid. Nutlets ovoid, smooth.

Two species in the Mediterranean region. A vary distinct genus of uncertain affinity. One species is occasionally cultivated in our area.

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