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Lavandula minutolii

Lavandula minutolii is an attractive winter-flowering shrub for the conservatory with aromatic, feathery grey leaves and spikes of blue flowers.
Detail of an illustration of Lavandula minutolii

Detail of an illustration of Lavandula minutolii by Christabel King (&copy Christabel King)

Species information

Scientific name: 

Lavandula minutolii Bolle

Conservation status: 

Near Threatened (NT) (Lavandula minutolii var. minutolii) and Vulnerable (VU) (L. minutolii var. tenuipinna) in the monograph The Genus Lavandula, following IUCN Red List criteria.

Habitat: 

Dry scrub on open rocky slopes.

Key Uses: 

Ornamental.

Known hazards: 

Lavender oil can cause dermatitis.

Taxonomy

Subclass: 
Superorder: 
Asteranae
Order: 
Lamiales
Family: 
Lamiaceae
Genus: Lavandula

About this species

Lavandula minutolii was named by the German naturalist Carl Bolle in 1860 to commemorate Julius von Minutoli (1804-1860), an amateur artist, scientist and Prussian civil servant who travelled to and wrote about the Canary Islands.

Two varieties of Lavandula minutolii are recognised: L. minutolii var. minutolii and L. minutolii var. tenuipinna.

Synonym: 

Lavandula multifida var. minutolii (Bolle) Kuntze, Lavandula foliosa Christ

Genus: 
Lavandula

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