Pogostemon benghalensis (Burm.f.) Kuntze

 
  • Family : LAMIACEAE
    (Mint Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : TULSI FAMILY (तुलसी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Lamiaceae
  • Basionym : Origanum benghalense Burm.f.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Pogostemon benghalensis (Burm.f.) Kuntze
  • Vernacular name :
    • Dumbadal, Gonda-dulia, Puka sunga (Oria)
    • Gondri pulu, Kasuri jang (Telugu)
    • Bhoothachedayan (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Tropical 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
    • Maharashtra : Satara district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Dindigul district, Namakkal district, The Nilgiri district, Salem district, Theni district
    • Madhya Pradesh : Mandla district,Balaghat district
  • Native : Andaman Islands, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand, Vietnam
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : Andaman Islands, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand, Vietnam
  • 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.
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Pogostemon benghalensis. Downloaded on 22 June 2024.

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