Lallemantia

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Lallemantia
Lallemantia canescens.jpg
Lallemantia canescens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Lallemantia
Fisch. & C.A.Mey.
Synonyms[1]

Zornia Moench. 1794 not J.F.Gmel. 1792

Lallemantia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Lamiaceae. It is named after the German botanist Julius Léopold Eduard Avé-Lallemant.

There are five species in the genus. They are native to central and southwestern Asia.[1][2] They are annual or biennial herbs. They have been used for various purposes. Lallemantia iberica is cultivated as an oilseed crop.[3]

Species[1]
  1. Lallemantia baldshuanica Gontsch. - Iran, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan
  2. Lallemantia canescens (L.) Fisch. & C.A.Mey. - Turkey, Iran, Caucasus
  3. Lallemantia iberica (M.Bieb.) Fisch. & C.A.Mey. - Turkey, Iran, Turkmenistan, Caucasus, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine
  4. Lallemantia peltata (L.) Fisch. & C.A.Mey. - Turkey, Iran, Turkmenistan, Caucasus
  5. Lallemantia royleana (Benth.) Benth. - Western Siberia, Central Asia, Xinjiang, Pakistan, Kashmir, Iran, Syria, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Persian Gulf sheikdoms

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