Pogostemon paniculatus (Willd.) Benth.

 
  • Family : LAMIACEAE
    (MINT FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Lamiaceae
  • Basionym : Elsholtzia paniculata Willd.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Pogostemon paniculatus (Willd.) Benth.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous and semi-Evergreen forests, also in wastelands
  • Comments / notes : Common in forests as undergrowth. On the shola floors and along the forest borders.
  • Key identification features : An erect herb; leaves membranous, ovate
  • Flower, Fruit : October-February
  • Collection Nos : CJS 12105, CJS 15771
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Davanagare district, Dakshina Kannada district, Udupi district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Tamil Nadu : Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Shevaroy Hills (Salem district), Coimbatore district, The Nilgiri district, Theni district
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : India, Myanmar
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Balakrishna Gowda & A.N. Sringesh 2004 – Sringeri (checklist unpublished); Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi District; Manjunath et al., 2003 – Flora of Davanagere District; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; 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.
  • 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 paniculatus. Downloaded on 12 December 2019.

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