Orthosiphon aristatus (Blume) Miq.

 
  • Family : LAMIACEAE
    (MINT FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Lamiaceae
  • Basionym : Ocimum aristatum Blume
  • Synonym(s) : Orthosiphon stamineus Benth.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Orthosiphon aristatus (Blume) Miq.
  • Common name : Java tea
  • Vernacular name : Poochameesa (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous forests, also in the plains
  • Comments / notes : Common
  • Flower, Fruit : September-October
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Alappuzha district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district
  • World Distribution : Indo-Malesia
  • Literature : Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; K. Sankara Rao 2009. Flowering Plants of IISc, A Field Guide.; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1987). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 2.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Orthosiphon aristatus. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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