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Lamiaceae herb for Identification SN 16March 07 : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Herb at roadside from Kangra area of Himachal

This herb was recorded from Morni hills recently..
I could not get to its id, generic level suggestion from an expert says this is any Pogostemon sp…
Please give your inputs towards id..

Please also check for Ajuga macrosperma.

If filaments are hairy it may be Pogostemon sp.

so one needs to dissect the flower and take close ups of the parts? or atleast make notes and report them?
is that how it goes?

This is not Pogostemon.

It might be Ajuga species and not Pogostemon.

I also think closer to images at Ajuga macrosperma Wall. ex Benth. 


Herb for ID (RD_17112011a):
Kindly help to ID this herb

Date -13/02/2010- 12 PM
Location – Assam,

Habitat- Wild Type
Plant Habit- Herb growing in grassland

Inflorescence – as seen in the photos,
Flowers –blue

Could this be a Nelsonia sp.?

Yes agreed with …
Leaves elliptic, elliptic-oblong, hairy on both sides, flowers bluish purple in spikes.
This may be Nelsonia canescens of Acanthaceae

It looks like Ajuga macrosperma to me.

I also think it matches with images at Ajuga macrosperma Wall. ex Benth.


SK1906 11 May 2019 : 10 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (8)- around 600 kb each.

Location: Phulchoki, Lalitpur, Nepal
Altitude: 1786 m.
Date: 8 May 2019
Habit : Wild 
Labiatae ??

Could be Pogostemon sp.

Any hint from the list I could not match.

Sorry …; am not able to confirm sp. because Lamiaceae have more morphological variations, we want to check with keys from Nepal flora, sir.

I sent the list found in Nepal

It was in my first reply to you.
However resending.

Does not look like Pogostemon !

How do you say that ?

My observation is :

1. Difference in flowering season.
2. Difference of elevation.
3. Difference of leaf pattern
4. It is more hairy on flowering tuft in this sp compared to P. benghalensis.

Ajuga macrosperma Wall. ex Benth.??

Yes, appears close as per Ajuga macrosperma and the links given by you.

MS Oct, 2019/03 Ajuga sp. for ID : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Location : Aizawl, Mizoram
Date : 24-10-2019
Habit : Herb
Habitat : Wild

Appears close to Ajuga macrosperma Wall. ex Benth. as per comparative images at Ajuga
Pl. check.

Looks like Ajuga, but leaves and inflorescence characters are somewhat different from A. macrosperma, as I have seen more dentate form only (leaf margins toothed). this might be variation. In A. macrosperma the inflorescence is not dense as here but may be ecological variation. So for time being keep in A. macrosperma!

SK 2346 29 December 2019 : 15 posts by 2 authors. 9 images- 5 to 7 mb each.
Location: Kalimpong, WB, India
Date: 26 November 2019 
Elevation: 1350m.
Habitat: Wild
Which Lamiaceae??

Looks like either Scutellaria or Ajuga. But in Scutellaria the flowers are some what long and curved, so I feel Ajuga!

Ajuga macrosperma Wall. ex Benth. ??

Thanks, … for the id.
Yes, appears close to images at Ajuga macrosperma



MS March, 2020/03 Ajuga sp. for ID : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Location : Hmuifang, Mizoram

Altitude : ca 1,450 m.
Date : 05-03-2020
Habit : Herb
Habitat : Wild

Ajuga macrosperma Wall. ex Benth.


Fwd: ID please BR2- 080416 : 3 posts by 1 author, 1 image.
I am sending herewith the pictures of some plants, collected from Shillong, Meghalaya. It will greatful if these specimens get identified.

Ajuga macrosperma Wall. ex Benth. !

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Ajuga macrosperma Wall. ex Benth.: 4 very high res. images.

Location: Phulchoki, Lalitpur, Nepal 
Date: 11 March 2023
Elevation: 1586 m.
Habit : Wild

Yes, appears close to images at


MS, Sept.,2023/13 Herb for id: 1 image.
Location : Hmuifang, Mizoram

Altitude : ca.1,420 m
Date : 02-09-2023
Habit : Herb
Habitat : Wild

Ajuga macrosperma Wall. ex Benth. !