Pogostemon mollis Benth., Labiat. Gen. Spec. 155 1833.;

Branched subshrub; branchlets several, hirsute, ascending. Leaves ovate-orbicular, to 3 x 1.5 cm, base cuneate, margin crenate, apex acute; petiole to 0.5 cm. Racemes spicate, uninterrupted, to 9 cm, mostly terminal; bracts linear. Calyx-lobes 5, subequal, 4.5 mm. Corolla white, 3 mm wide; limb obscurely 2-lipped; lobes 6 mm, obtuse. Stamens 4; 3 filaments longer, to 5mm.

Flowering and fruiting: October-February
Rocky areas of grasslands
Western Ghats (Endemic)






Pogostemon sp. for ID??PKA- March- 36 : Attachments (13). 3 posts by 2 authors.

Seen this herb (Looks like some Pogostemon sp, Lamiaceae Family) at Mullayanagiri Hills (Karnataka, Chikmagalur region).
Date/time: 26-01-2014/ 12:15PM
Habitat: Wild

It is Pogostemon mollis a common species in South India.


Please help me to identify this Lamiacee member with fragrance. This is seen in a rocky exposed surface.
Plant: 2.5 feet tall
Leaf: 5 cm long
Habitat: open dry place
Date: 27 Dec 2012
Place: Kolli Hills, TN (near Eastern Ghats)

Alt.: 1520 m asl

Pogostemon purpurescens, Lamiaceae 

Many thanks …, is this an evergreen forest species?

Not really, we have it in Sawantwadi, MH too

Pogostemon mollis Benth. as per images herein and as per another thread: Lamiaceae (incl. Verbenaceae) Fortnight: Pogostemon purpurascens :: MKMAY007



Name: Pogostemon purpurascens Dalz.
Family: Lamiaceae
Habitat: Open land near moist forest

Date: 27 Dec 2012

Location: Kolli Hills, TN
Alt.: 900 m asl
Is my ID right?

It is not Pogostemon purpurescns, it might be P. mollis



Pogostemon atropurpureus Benth.SN27219 : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Erect herb from Kothagiri area of Nilgiris

Why not Pogostemon mollis Benth. as per images and details herein ?

Yes to me it looks like Pogostemon mollis only