Thymus vulgaris L. (Cultivated):






Binomial Habit Notes References Distribution

Subshrub Western Ghats,
Cultivated, Native of West Mediterranean Region
Matthew, 1999 Dindigul,


Botanical name Synonyms Family Common name
Thymus linearis Thymus himalayicus Lamiaceae Himalayan Thyme

Thymus linearis subsp. linearis Jalas (NE Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kashmir, N. India to W. Nepal)

Thymus linearis Benth. (Afghanistan, Chitral, Pakistan, Himalaya (Kashmir to Nepal), Tibet, India, China, Japan)


Thymus serpyllum (should be Thymus linearis as per efi thread 1 & efi thread 2)

Antidiabetic Plants in India and Herbal Based Antidiabetic Research By T. Pullaiah, K. Chandrasekhar Naidu (2003)- Details-
Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of Himachal Pradesh By Narain Singh Chauhan (1999)- Details-

Thymus serpyllum (should be Thymus linearis as per efi thread 1 & efi thread 2)

Thymus ‎(Lamiaceae) : 1 post by 1 author.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Thymus (Pl. click).

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

If someone can provide complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.

Any comments/ corrections are welcome.

Pl. go through Thymus (Lamiaceae) with images of species in efloraofindia.

If you find any mis-identification, pl. let us know.

If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), it will be really nice. 


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