Pogostemon benghalensis (Burm.f.) Kuntze

 
  • Family : LAMIACEAE
    (MINT FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Lamiaceae
  • Basionym : Origanum benghalense Burm.f.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Pogostemon benghalensis (Burm.f.) Kuntze
  • Vernacular name : Dumbadal, Gonda-dulia, Puka sunga (Oria); Gondri pulu, Kasuri jang (Telugu); Bhoothachedayan (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Often on hills above 1200m, on slopes of shola borders in discrete clumps.
  • Flower, Fruit : December-April
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy, Arun Singh, Navendu Page & K. Sankara Rao
  • Collection Date : 24/03/2016
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-360
  • Collection Locality : Semmedu, Kollimalai, Namakkal district (TN)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Dindigul district, Namakkal district, The Nilgiri district, Salem district, Theni district
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : India, Himalayas
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1987). Flora of Tamilnadu, 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=Pogostemon benghalensis. Downloaded on 11 December 2019.

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