Elsholtzia densa Benth.

 
  • Family : LAMIACEAE
    (Mint Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : TULSI FAMILY (तुलसी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Lamiaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Dysophylla ianthina Maxim. ex Kanitz; Elsholtzia calycocarpa Diels; Elsholtzia densa var. calycocarpa (Diels) C.Y.Wu & S.C.Huang; Elsholtzia densa var. ianthina (Maxim. ex Kanitz) C.Y.Wu & S.C.Huang; Elsholtzia ianthina (Maxim. ex Kanitz) Dunn; Elsholtzia manshurica (Kitag.) Kitag.; Paulseniella pamirensis Briq.; Platyelasma calycocarpum (Diels) Kitag.; Platyelasma densum (Benth.) Kitag.; Platyelasma manshuricum Kitag.; Pogostemon ianthinus (Maxim. ex Kanitz) H.Lév.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Elsholtzia densa Benth.
  • Common name : Dense Himalayan Mint
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Forest margins, alpine meadows, hills, waste areas, riverbanks, forests; 1000 - 4100 m. altitude
  • Comments / notes : Often on cultivated ground.
  • Key identification features : Spikes densely lanate, 1.8-3. 5cm long; bracts neither conspicuous nor concealing calyx
  • Flower, Fruit : July-October
  • Distribution :
    • Uttarakhand : Uttarakhand
    • Sikkim : North Sikkim (Mangan) district,East Sikkim (Gangtok) district
  • Native : Afghanistan, Bhutan, China, Chita, East Himalaya, India, Kirgizstan, Manchuria, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Qinghai, Tadzhikistan, Tibet, West Himalaya, Xinjiang
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : East Afghanistan to South-East Siberia and China
  • Literature :
    • Uniyal B.P., Sharma J.R., Choudhery U., Singh D.K. (2007). Flowering Plants of Uttarakhand: A Checklist. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh: 198
    • GRIERSON A.J.C. & LONG D.G. (1983). FLORA OF BHUTAN INCLUDING A RECORD OF PLANTS FROM SIKKIM Vol. 2: Part 2. ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN, EDINBURGH: 982
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Elsholtzia densa. Downloaded on 20 June 2024.

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