Pogostemon benghalensis (Burm.f.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 529 1891. (syn. Mentha integra Buch.-Ham. ex Benth.; Origanum benghalense Burm.f.; Origanum indicum Roth; Pogostemon frutescens J.Graham; Pogostemon indicus (Roth) Kuntze; Pogostemon purpuricaulis Dalzell;            Pogostemon plectranthoides Desf. as per efi thread)
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po-go-STEM-on — from the Greek pogon (beard) and stemon (thread, stamen)
ben-gal-EN-sis — of or from Bengal (India)
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commonly known as: Bengal pogostemon, cockspur patchouli • *Assamese*: sukloti • *Bengali*: জূঈ লতা jui-lata • *Hindi*: ईश्वर जटा ishwar jata • * Manipuri*: লমগী থোঈদিঙ lamgi thoiding • *Marathi*: पांगळी pangli • *Nepalese *: रुधिलो rudhilo • *Oriya*: dumobadotoko • *Telugu*: పెద్ద తులసి pedda tulasi
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Native of: India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, n Thailand
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Lamiaceae & Verbenaceae Week: Lamiaceae, Pogostemon plactranthoides from Morni Hills:
Pogostemon plectranthoides, photographed from Morni hills, Haryana.


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Lamiaceae (incl. Verbenaceae) Fortnight: Lamiaceae-Pogostemon plactranthoides from Morni Hills-GSMAY93/96 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Pogostemon plectranthoides, photographed from Morni hills, Haryana.


Nice photo of this common species.
Of course, some authors treat this as P. benghalensis (=syn. P. plectranthoides)
In my personal opinion, after studying nearly 1000 specimens throughout India, it is better to treat it in former species as no clearcut difference could be drawn for both the species.


po-go-STEM-on — from the Greek pogon (beard) and stemon (thread,  stamen)
ben-gal-EN-sis — of or from Bengal (India)
[image: Pogostemon benghalensis]<http://www.flickr.com/photos/dinesh_valke/3127028065/> Dec 19, 2008 at Raigad fort
commonly known as: Bengal pogostemon, cockspur patchouli • *Assamese*: sukloti • *Bengali*: জূঈ লতা jui-lata • *Hindi*: ईश्वर जटा ishwar jata • * Manipuri*: লমগী থোঈদিঙ lamgi thoiding • *Marathi*: पांगळी pangli • *Nepalese *: रुधिलो rudhilo • *Oriya*: dumobadotoko • *Telugu*: పెద్ద తులసి pedda tulasi
Native of: India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, n Thailand

   – [image: Ishwar Jata (Hindi: ईश्वर जटा)] <http://www.flickr.com/photos/dinesh_valke/4351025361/>
… Feb 12, 2010 at Kharghar Hills, Navi Mumbai
– [image: sukloti (in Assamese)] <http://www.flickr.com/photos/dinesh_valke/5363382235/>
… Jan 16, 2011 at Koraigad
   – [image: Pedda Tulasi (Telugu: పెద్ద తులసి)]<http://www.flickr.com/photos/dinesh_valke/2464386242/>
… May 2, 2008 near Kamshet



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Lamiaceae & Verbenaceae Week : Request for ID : 080711 : AK-1:
Found growing wild by the roadside.
First picture taken at Anjaneri, Nasik, Maharashtra on 26/2/2011 and the second one at Khandala, Maharashtra on 24/3/2011.


Pogostemon benghalensis (Marathi- Pangli)



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Kas week : Pogostemon benghalensis SMP:
Pogostemon benghalensis
Family : Lamiaceae
Small perennial shrub 1-2 m tall


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Pogostemon benghalensis
Western ghats



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KAS Week::( Pogostemon benghalensis – 09/10/2012-NJ):
Pogostemon benghalensis (Pangli– Marathi)



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Wild Plant For ID : Uttarakhand : 280513 : AK-5 :  Attachments (1).  3 posts by 2 authors.
A small wild plant seen at the Jim Corbett Waterfalls on 24/3/13.
Pogostemon species?


Pogostemon benghalense Burm.f.) Kuntze (Lamiaceae).


Thanks …,
Although I thought it to be the same, it is always nice to have expert validation.
And you are an expert in Uttarakhand Flora.


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Lamiaceae (including Verbenaceae) Fortnight : Pogostemon benghalense : Jim Corbett,Uttarakhand : 20MAY15 : AK-65 : 65/67 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1)
Posted earlier, identified by …
From Jim Corbett Waterfalls.



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Plant for ID : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5).

This plant is photographed in Kanha National Park where it has proved itself a very powerful weed by taking over most of the small grass lands between the forests and undergrowth in Sal forests.
It is an unpalatable plant for wildlife there.
May I request you to please help in ID of this plant.
Thanks for yr help.

See if your plant matches with Pogostemon benghalensis


It is Pogostemon benghalensis (Burm. f.) Ktze.
But i have not found any difference between P. benghalensis and P. plectranthoides.
Please can anyone clear my doubt.



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Velas, March 2014 :: Requesting ID of this Ocimum :: Konkan Coast, Maharashtra :: 04APR2014 :: ARK-03: 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6).
Requesting to please provide ID of this Ocimum species captured in a courtyard of a house in Velas near Harihareshwar, Maharashtra in March 2014.


Pogostemon benghalensis i suppose


Yes Pogostemon benghalensis


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Attached are pictures of Pogostemon benghalensis captured at Velas in March 2014.
Was posted on the forum earlier and identified.


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ANAPR17 Pogostemon benghalensis (please validate) : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3)

Family: Lamiaceae
Date: February 2015
Place: Agumbe, Karnataka

Habit: Herb


For me this is Pogostemon benghalensis ..


Pogostemon plectranthoidesKali Basuti.


It is Pogostemon benghalensis (Burm. f.) Kuntze, and treated Pogostemon plectranthoides Desf. as synonym of the former in my works. But some authors treat them as separate species. P. benghalensis is highly variable with regard to leaf margin, verticillasters density and type of indumentum, it is better to treat them as one species.



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Lamiaceae (incl. Verbenaceae) Fortnight :: Pogostemon benghalensis :: Mahabaleshwar :: DVMAY44/44 : 1 post by 1 author.
Pogostemon benghalensis (Burm.f.) Kuntze
at Mahabaleshwar on February 16, 2008



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Lamiaceae (incl. Verbenaceae) Fortnight :: Pogostemon benghalensis :: Koraigad :: DVMAY46/46 : 1 post by 1 author. 3 images.
Pogostemon benghalensis (Burm.f.) Kuntze
at Koraigad on January 16, 2011



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Lamiaceae (incl. Verbenaceae) Fortnight :: Pogostemon benghalensis :: Kharghar Hills :: DVMAY47/47 : 1 post by 1 author. 3 images.
Pogostemon benghalensis (Burm.f.) Kuntze
at Kharghar Hills on February 12, 2010



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Lamiaceae (incl. Verbenaceae) Fortnight :: Pogostemon benghalensis :: Kamshet :: DVMAY48/48 : 1 post by 1 author. 2 images.
Pogostemon benghalensis (Burm.f.) Kuntze
at Kamshet on May 2, 2008 



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Lamiaceae (Incl. Verbenaceae) Fortnight: Pogostemon benghalensis from Morni Hills- NS May 81/81 :  2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)
This shrub is also fairly common in Morni area..
Pogostemon benghalensis..


I like your close ups, but what I really would love to see in most of your pictures is the habit and habitat pictures



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Unknown shrubs from Assam KD 03 2016 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (7)

Attached images are unknown shrubs. Please ID the plant. 
Date :29.03.2016
Location: Assam

Family : Lamiaceae
Genus & species : ??
Habitat: Grows wild on roadside
Habit : Shrub

Check Pogostemon paniculatus


Does not match with images at Pogostemon paniculatus 


Pogostemon species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available on net)  


From the photos it seems to be Pogostemon benghalensis (= P. plectranthoides) – Lamiaceae



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Fwd: Sharing Pogostemon benghalensis : 2 posts by 1 author. Attachments (2)
Sharing some pictures of Pogostemon benghalensis.



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Pogostemon benghalensis (Burm.f.) Kuntze (accepted name) ?? : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)

Location: Nuwakot , Nepal
Altitude:  3200 ft.
Date: 25 April 2015
Nepali Name:  रुदिलो Rudilo  / कालो असुरो Kaalo Asuro

Please ignore the first image 0899 ! Regret for the inconvinience !


Yes …, to me it is Pogostemon benghalensis


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SK248DEC18-2016:ID : 9 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Location: Nuwakot , Nepal
Altitude:  3200 ft.
Date: 25 April 2015

Could it be Pogostemon cablin (Blanco) Benth. (accepted name) ??
Link 2
If correct ID not listed in Nepal.

May be, but I am not sure.


Or may be Pogostemon benghalensis (Burm.f.) Kuntze again since image was shot at same location


Yes, Pogostemon benghalensis (Burm.f.) Kuntze only.



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Wild Plant For ID : Way to Nasik : 04DEC16 : AK-10 :  4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Seen on the mountain slopes, while travelling to Nasik.
Pictures taken on the 16th Nov,16.


This is Phangal/ Pangli [Pogostemon benghalensis].



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18022012 BS-3 Herb for id from Panni Khoh Maihar MP: (8 images)

Large Herb for id from Panni Khoh Maihar MP
Shot on 21-1-12
Height about 2-3 feet, leaves simple opposite about 8-10x 3-4 cm
Flower not opened
pls id

Looks like some sp of Pogostemon


I too think that this could be a species of Pogostemon of Lamiaceae family.
Flower picture may be needed to confirm the species id.


I think Pogostemon benghalensis (Burm.f.) Kuntze as per images herein.


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Plant for id – 230618- KZ1 : 8 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
Plant I’d pls

I think some Lamiaceae member.

… guessing it to be some species of PogostemonP. benghalensis

Check for Pogostemon sps

Thanks, …, for the id.
To me also appear close to images at Pogostemon benghalensis (Burm.f.) Kuntze as per comparative images at Pogostemon

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Pogostemon benghalensis : 3 posts by 2 authors.
I have noticed flowering month as December in FoI whereas Efn says March- May and couple of occasions I have shot in April month. Is December correct month for flowering ?


That is an interesting point you raised. … picture of Pogostemon benghalensis on FOI was taken on 31st January in Maharashtra. So December doesn’t look all that wrong, which was taken from Ingalhalikar’s Flowers of Sahyadri. The second image by Girija was taken in Mussoorie on 1st March. Maybe the flowering times in Western Ghats and the Himalayan foothills are somewhat different.



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between Anini and Hunli in Upper Dibang Valley, Arunachal Pradesh– 22/10/08; panchgani, mahabaleshwar, maharashtra: 10th Jan 2009; near Matheran,- Feb.’09;  on Mulshi trail, Jan 2009; on Feb 22 in Mulshi Valley, Pune; at Badlapur- March’09; in Matheran on 14 March,2009; at kanakeshwar, Alibag– 9/12/10;

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Wild Bushes for ID : Lonavala : 04JUL19 : AK-12 : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
Wild plants seen at Karla, Lonavala in March,19
With tiny purple flowers.
Could be Pogostemon benghalensis?

Picture not clear but looks like Pogostemon benghalensis (Burm.f.) Kuntze !
Suggest to furnish elevation also in your post .

Elevation was around 1000 feet.


Then seems correct.


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Kokan, Small plant for ID :: ARK2019-43 : 8 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4)
Requesting to please ID this small plant. This was growing on a stone wall.
The pics were captured near Devgad, coastal Kokan, MH in Apr 2019.
Requested to please provide ID.

Please check Elsholtzia sp.

Thanks for the feedback.
I could not find any Elsholtzia pics in efi from the Western ghats/ peninsular India.
Can this be some Pogostemon. I found some similarities with some Pogostemon species.
Attaching a cropped pic of a leaf as well, if it would help.

It could be Pogostemon also. Images are not so clear.

Pl. check comparative images at

May be close to images at Pogostemon benghalensis (Burm.f.) Kuntze as per comparative images at Pogostemon

Please look at P. cablin.

Being wild, it may not be Pogostemon cablin as per details and references herein.


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Fwd: ID request.JAWHAR 01 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)- 2 mb each.
Request for ID
Location: Jawhar, Palghar, Maharashtra.
Habitats: wild 
Shrub
Date: 21-2-2020.

Pogostemon benghalensis



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Mahabaleshwar, MH :: Pogostemon benghalensis :: ARK2020-063 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (5)

Pogostemon benghalensis
Again, abundantly seen in Mahabaleshwar.

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Plant for ID : Nasik : 15JAN21 : AK-09: 3 images.
A wild plant seen near a river.
Lamiaceae?
Pogostemon?


Please check Pogostemon sp. !


Appears close to Pogostemon benghalensis (Burm.f.) Kuntze as per comparative images at Pogostemon


Thanks a lot … Yes, this plant is currently in bloom at another location.


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SD120 plant ID:
Pl help with ID of this plant. Found in Dhoopgarh (Pachmarhi)


Pogostemon benghalensis (Burm.f.) Kuntze


Yes


I also agree.


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MS, April,2022/12 Pogostemon sp. for id.: 3 images.
Location : Lungkulh, Mizoram

Altitude : ca 350 m
Date : 14-11-2018
Habit : Herb
Habitat : Wild

Seems to be Pogostemon benghalensis (Burm.f.) Kuntze !


Yes, appears close as per images at Pogostemon benghalensis (Burm.f.) Kuntze
Any keys from Mizoram?



I also require high res. images to check with the keys.


2 high res. images.


Your keys lead me to Pogostemon glaber, but it looks different as per images herein and as per POWO specimen.

It should be Pogostemon benghalensis (Burm.f.) Kuntze only as it is most likely to be found in Mizoram as per distribution in POWO.


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