Pogostemon quadrifolius (Benth.) F.Muell.

 
  • Family : LAMIACEAE
    (Mint Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : TULSI FAMILY (तुलसी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Lamiaceae
  • Basionym : Dysophylla quadrifolia Benth.
  • Synonym(s) : Eusteralis quadrifolia (Benth.) Panigrahi; Dysophylla quadrifolia Benth.; Anuragia quadrifolia (Benth.) Raizada; Eusteralis stellata var. roxburghiana (H.Keng) Bennet & Raizada
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Pogostemon quadrifolius (Benth.) F.Muell.
  • Vernacular name :
    • Naithumba (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Scrub jungles in laterite hillocks
  • Comments / notes : Rare
  • Key identification features : Flowers minute, pinkish blue in showy spikes.
  • Flower, Fruit : August-January
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : East Godavari district, Vishakapatnam district, West Godavari district, Srikakulam district
    • Karnataka : Belagavi district, Chikkamagaluru district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Mysuru district, Shivamogga district, Uttara Kannada district, Ballari district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
  • Native : Indian subcontinent
  • World Distribution : India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Southeast Asia to Malaysia
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature :
    • Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4
    • N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka
    • R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District
    • R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District
    • IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1
    • H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3
    • H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa
    • Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara
    • Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Pogostemon quadrifolius. Downloaded on 19 June 2024.

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