Ajuga lobata D.Don (Nepal to China; Assam, China South-Central, East Himalaya, India, Myanmar, Nepal as per POWO)















Ajuga reptans L. (Cultivated)



Botanical name Synonyms Family Common name
Ajuga integrifolia Ajuga bracteosa, Ajuga alba Lamiaceae Bracted Bugleweed
Ajuga parviflora Lamiaceae Small-Flowered Bugleweed


Ajuga bracteosa Wall. (E. Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kashmir, Himalayas to Bhutan, Burma, China, Malaysia) is a synonym of Ajuga integrifolia
Ajuga parviflora Benth. in Wall. (E. Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kashmir, NW India)


Species with distribution in annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal (Distribution):

Ajuga brachystemon Maxim. (Himalaya (Kumaun to Nepal), India)

Ajuga bracteosa Wall. ex Benth. is a synonym of Ajuga integrifolia

Ajuga bracteosa var. bracteosa Wall. ex Benth. (Afghanistan, Chitral, Himalaya (Kashmir to Bhutan), India, China, S. Japan,
Malaysia) is a synonym of Ajuga integrifolia

Ajuga bracteosa var. densiflora Wall. ex Benth. (Himalaya (Kumaun to Bhutan), Assam, Burma) is a synonym of Ajuga integrifolia

Ajuga forrestii Diels (Himalaya (Nepal), S. W. China (Yunnan))

Ajuga lobata D. Don (Himalaya (Nepal to Bhutan), India, Tibet, Burma, S. W. China (Yunnan))

Ajuga lupulina Maxim. (Nepal, Assam, China)

Ajuga macrosperma Wall. ex Benth. 

Ajuga macrosperma var. breviflora Wall. ex Benth. (Himalaya (Nepal to NEFA)) is a synonym of Ajuga macrosperma Wall. ex Benth.

Ajuga macrosperma var. macrosperma Wall. ex Benth. (Himalaya (Kumaun to NEFA), Burma, Indo-China, S. W. China (Yunnan))

Ajuga macrosperma var. thomsonii Wall. ex Benth. (Himalaya (Nepal to Bhutan))

Ajuga parviflora Benth. (Afghanistan, Chitral, Himalaya (Kashmir to Nepal))

Some species found in India with description & keys from Flora of China (Distribution other than China):

Ajuga bracteosa Wallich ex Bentham [Afghanistan, India, Myanmar, Nepal] is a synonym of Ajuga integrifolia

Ajuga forrestii Diels [No distribution give outside China]

Ajuga lobata D. Don [Bhutan, India, N Myanmar, Nepal]

Ajuga lupulina var. lupulina [No distribution give outside China]

Ajuga macrosperma Wallich ex Bentham 

Ajuga macrosperma var. macrosperma [Bhutan, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam]

Ajuga macrosperma var. thomsonii (Maximowicz) J. D. Hooker [India].

CRC World Dictionary of Medicinal and Poisonous Plants: Common Names … By Umberto Quattrocchi (2012)- Details-

Ajuga bracteosa WALL. EX BENTH. is a synonym of Ajuga integrifolia

Ajuga macrosperma

Ajuga parviflora

A Dictionary of the Economic Products of India, Volume 1 By George Watt (1883)- Details-

Ajuga bracteosa WALL. EX BENTH. is a synonym of Ajuga integrifolia


Forest Plants of Eastern India By Amal Bhusan Chaudhuri (1993)- Details-

Ajuga (‎Lamiaceae) : 1 post by 1 author.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Ajuga (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 Ajuga (‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎Lamiaceae) page with images of species in efloraofindia.

If you find any incorrect identification, pl. let us know. If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), if any, or can identify unidentified images, it will be really nice.

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