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Abstract

Cultivated species of Lamiaceae in the lower khopyor flora (Volgograd region, Russia).

Abstract

As a result of a critical study of the herbarium materials of the Lamiaceae family, literature and field observations in the Nizhnehopersky nature park and its immediate vicinity for the territory of Nizhny Khoper (Volgograd Region), an annotated check-list of cultivated species is provided, which includes 18 cultivated species and 3 hybrids from 14 genera. Taxonomic comments are given for a number of critical taxa. A number of them, such as Salvia sclarea L., Perilla frutescens var. crispa (Thunb.) H. Deane et all. were found feral outside the culture. Taxonomic comments are given for a number of critical taxa. Most species are grown on Lower Khopyor as ornamental plants, a number of species as food (usually spicy) and, less commonly, as medicinal. The annotated list of cultural species of the Lamiaceae family given in the article for the region is the first, not final, and suggests further study of the cultural flora ofLower Khopyor.