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)
Lamiaceae & Verbenaceae Week: Lamiaceae, Pogostemon plactranthoides from Morni Hills:
Lamiaceae (incl. Verbenaceae) Fortnight: Lamiaceae-Pogostemon plactranthoides from Morni Hills-GSMAY93/96 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
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.
Lamiaceae & Verbenaceae Week: Lamiaceae – Pogostemon benghalensis:
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/>
Lamiaceae & Verbenaceae Week : Request for ID : 080711 : AK-1:
Pogostemon benghalensis (Marathi- Pangli)
Kas week : Pogostemon benghalensis SMP:
19Lamiaceae (incl. Verbenaceae) Fortnight :: Lamiaceae ::Pogostemon benghalensis :: SMPMAY19/19 : 1 post by 1 author. 1 image.
KAS Week::( Pogostemon benghalensis – 09/10/2012-NJ):
Wild Plant For ID : Uttarakhand : 280513 : AK-5 : Attachments (1). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Pogostemon benghalense Burm.f.) Kuntze (Lamiaceae).
Lamiaceae (including Verbenaceae) Fortnight : Pogostemon benghalense : Jim Corbett,Uttarakhand : 20MAY15 : AK-65 : 65/67 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1)
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.
Velas, March 2014 :: Requesting ID of this Ocimum :: Konkan Coast, Maharashtra :: 04APR2014 :: ARK-03: 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6).
Pogostemon benghalensis i suppose
Yes Pogostemon benghalensis
Lamiaceae (incl. Verbenaceae) Fortnight :: Lamiaceae :: Pogostemon benghalensis :: Velas :: ARKMAY-34/34 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)
Attached are pictures of Pogostemon benghalensis captured at Velas in March 2014.
Was posted on the forum earlier and identified.
ANAPR17 Pogostemon benghalensis (please validate) : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3)
For me this is Pogostemon benghalensis ..
Pogostemon plectranthoides– Kali 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.
Lamiaceae (incl. Verbenaceae) Fortnight :: Pogostemon benghalensis :: Mahabaleshwar :: DVMAY44/44 : 1 post by 1 author.
Lamiaceae (incl. Verbenaceae) Fortnight :: Pogostemon benghalensis :: Koraigad :: DVMAY46/46 : 1 post by 1 author. 3 images.
Lamiaceae (incl. Verbenaceae) Fortnight :: Pogostemon benghalensis :: Kharghar Hills :: DVMAY47/47 : 1 post by 1 author. 3 images.
Lamiaceae (incl. Verbenaceae) Fortnight :: Pogostemon benghalensis :: Kamshet :: DVMAY48/48 : 1 post by 1 author. 2 images.
Lamiaceae (Incl. Verbenaceae) Fortnight: Pogostemon benghalensis from Morni Hills- NS May 81/81 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)
I like your close ups, but what I really would love to see in most of your pictures is the habit and habitat pictures
Unknown shrubs from Assam KD 03 2016 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (7)
Attached images are unknown shrubs. Please ID the plant.
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
Fwd: Sharing Pogostemon benghalensis : 2 posts by 1 author. Attachments (2)
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 !
I think matches with … images at Lamiaceae & Verbenaceae Week: Lamiaceae – Pogostemon benghalensis
Yes …, to me it is Pogostemon benghalensis
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) ??
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.
Wild Plant For ID : Way to Nasik : 04DEC16 : AK-10 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
This is Phangal/ Pangli [Pogostemon benghalensis].
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
Looks like some sp of Pogostemon
I too think that this could be a species of Pogostemon of Lamiaceae family.
I think Pogostemon benghalensis (Burm.f.) Kuntze as per images herein.
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 Pogostemon … P. benghalensis
Check for Pogostemon sps
Thanks, …, for the id.
Pogostemon benghalensis : 3 posts by 2 authors.
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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Pogostemon benghalensis – indiantreepix | Google Groups
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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.
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.
Fwd: ID request.JAWHAR 01 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)- 2 mb each.
Request for ID
Location: Jawhar, Palghar, Maharashtra.
Mahabaleshwar, MH :: Pogostemon benghalensis :: ARK2020-063 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (5)
Again, abundantly seen in Mahabaleshwar.
Plant for ID : Nasik : 15JAN21 : AK-09: 3 images.
Please check Pogostemon sp. !
Thanks a lot … Yes, this plant is currently in bloom at another location.
SD120 plant ID:
Pl help with ID of this plant. Found in Dhoopgarh (Pachmarhi)
Pogostemon benghalensis (Burm.f.) Kuntze
I also agree.
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
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.