Pogostemon paniculatus (Willd.) Benth.

  • Family : LAMIACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Lamiaceae
  • Species : Pogostemon paniculatus
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Pogostemon paniculatus (Willd.) Benth.
  • Key identification features : An erect herb up to a m tall, branchlets are hispid. Leaves are unequal, ovate-lanceolate, base is subacute to attenuate, margin is irregularly, incised-serrate. Flowers are in panicles which are subtended by oblique bracts. Bracteoles being oblique. Calyx lobes 5, subequal. Corolla, hairy, violet, 4 lobes with obscurely bilipped, sub-acute to obtuse.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : November-February
  • Native : India
  • Comments : On the shola floor and along the forest borders.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Shevaroy Hills (Salem district) (Tamil Nadu State)
  • World Distribution : India, Myanmar
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. http://easternghats.ces.iisc.ernet.in/plants.php?name=Pogostemon paniculatus. Downloaded on 2 October 2023.


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