Pogostemon auricularius (L.) Hassk., Tijdschr. Natuurl. Gesch. Physiol. 10: 127 1843. (Syn: Dysophylla auricularia (L.) Blume; Eusteralis auricularia (L.) M.R.Almeida; Mentha auricularia L.; Mentha foetida Burm.f.);
Trop. Asia to S. China as per WCSP;
Andaman Is.; Assam; Bangladesh; Borneo; Cambodia; China South-Central; China
Southeast; East Himalaya; Hainan; India; Jawa; Laos; Malaya; Maluku; Myanmar;
New Guinea; Nicobar Is.; Philippines; Sri Lanka; Sulawesi; Sumatera;
Taiwan; Thailand; Vietnam
as per Catalogue of life;

Scandent herbs; stem terete, villous. Leaves to 6 x 2 cm, lanceolate, acute, rounded at base, crenulate, densely glandular villous. Spike 7 x 1 cm, cylindrical, terminal; bracts ovate, bracteoles lanceolate. Flowers many, densely packed; calyx 1.5 mm long; lobes 5, equal; corolla 3 mm long; lobes 4, equal, obtuse, hairy; stamens 4, filaments bearded, anthers 1-celled; ovary glabrous, style slender, stigma 2-lobed. Nutlets glabrous, smooth, brown.

Flowering and fruiting: February-July
Waterlogged areas in grasslands
Indo-Malesia to Australia and South China






Pogostemon auricularius (L.) Hassk ? from Meghalaya KD 12 Nov : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5).

Attached images may be Pogostemon auricularius (L.) Hassk. Please validate.
Date :27.08.2014
Family : Lamiaceae
Genus & species : Pogostemon auricularius (L.) Hassk. ?
Habitat: Grows wild on open space
Habit : Herb

To me it seems to be some species of Dysphylla (Most likely Dysophylla stellata).

It is Pogostemon auricularius the type species of Dysophylla. … may further confirm by observing whether the plant is densely hairy through out, if so the species is confirmed.



Attached images are Pogostemon auricularius (L.) Hassk. 

Location : Meghalaya






Unknown herbs of Lamiaceae (?) -1 from Assam. : Attachments (6).  2 posts by 2 authors.

Attached images are unknown herbs of Lamiaceae (?). Please ID the plant.
Date :24.11.2013
Location: Kamrup district, Assam
Family : Lamiaceae(?)
Genus & species : Unknown
Habitat: Grows wild on wet places
Habit : herb
Flower : Small

It looks like Pogostemon sp. since the photo is not clear, I am not able to come to any particular species!

this could be Pogostemon auricularis


Attached images are Pogostemon auricularius (L.) Hassk.

Location : Assam

Thanks … for this post, new to me..




Dysophylla auriculata Bl.SN June 27 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2).  

Dysophylla auriculata Bl.,
Wild erect herb near paddy fields in Bahamandala area of Coorg, Karnataka
this name is reported as unresolved in the plant list, kindly provide if any valid name is there.

Dysophylla auricularia (L.) Blume synonym for Pogostemon auricularius (L.) Hassk. as per catalogue of life.
Also Dysophylla auricularia (L.) Blume is a synonym of Pogostemon auricularius (L.) Hassk.



ANSEPT60 Please identify this Lamiaceae herb : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2).

Pogostemon sp. suggested by …
Charmady Ghat
14th September 2014

I have posted Dysophylla auriculata Bl., this also looking similar.

Thank you sir.




SK762 28 SEP-2017:ID : 7 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)

Location: Thula Khet, Pokhara, Nepal 

Date : 10 August 2017
Altitude : 2800 ft. 

Lamiaceae. Sp …??

Yes, …

Pl. check with images at 

Thank you …! Pogostemon auricularius (L.) Hassk

I guess it is same sp.   

Attachments (4)

I also think so. 


Pogostemon auricularius (L.) : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (7)- 700 kb each. 

Location:  Budhi Sera, Nuwakot Nepal
Date: 29 June 2017

Elevation : 825 m.

Habit : Wild 


DYSOPHYLLA AURICULARIA : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
Attaching a collage of Dysophylla auricularia (?). The flowers a visited by many species of butterflies. Plants are in bloom at this time. Image was taken at small patch in a village nearby.

pogostemonn sp? 

Details are not clear in this low resolution collage.
But appears so as per Pogostemon auricularius