Pogostemon heyneanus Benth.

 
  • Family : LAMIACEAE
    (MINT FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Lamiaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Pogostemon patchouly sensu Hook.f.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Pogostemon heyneanus Benth.
  • Common name : Patchouli
  • Vernacular name : Paachee (Sanskrit); Pachhe kadiru, Pachhe thene, Pachhe koralu (Kannada)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Evergreen and semi-Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasionally cultivated in gardens. Leaves used in medicine
  • Key identification features : A strong aromatic herb. Panicles terminal and axillary
  • Flower, Fruit : November-March
  • Collection Nos : Cramer 4467
  • World Distribution : Indo-Malesia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; 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=Pogostemon heyneanus. Downloaded on 10 December 2019.

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