Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng.

 
  • Family : LAMIACEAE
    (MINT FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Lamiaceae
  • Basionym : Coleus amboinicus Lour.
  • Synonym(s) : Coleus aromaticus Benth.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng.
  • Common name : Indian Borage, Country Borage
  • Vernacular name : Patherchur, Amroda (Hindi); Dodda patre, Sambara balli (Kannada); Karpuravalli (Sanskrit); Chempalaka, Njavara, Panikoorka, Kanjikoorka, Kannikoorka (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Grown in homesteads throughout tropics. Occasional in forests.
  • Key identification features : Succulent strong aromatic perennial herb
  • Flower, Fruit : December-June
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kadapa district, Anantapur district, Chittoor district, Nellore district, East Godavari district, West Godavari district, Krishna district, Vishakapatnam district, Vizianagaram district, Guntur district, Srikakulam district
    • Karnataka : Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) district, Udupi district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
  • World Distribution : India, Mexico, America
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • 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=Plectranthus amboinicus. Downloaded on 13 December 2019.

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