Elsholtzia pilosa (Benth.) Benth., Labiat. Gen. Spec. 163 1833. (Syn: Aphanochilus pilosus Benth.; Dysophylla mairei H.Lév.);
Himalaya to S. Central China: Assam, China South-Central, East Himalaya, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam, West Himalaya as per POWO;

SK 2240 24 October 2019 : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)- 2 mb each.
Location: Ranikot, Gundu, Bhakltapur
Date: 15 September 2019
Elevation: 2006 m.
Habit : Wild
Elsholtzia pilosa (Benth.) Benth. ??

Attachments (2) – 1 & 2 mb.

Attachments (1) – 7 mb.

I am having difficulty.
one very interesting thread we have is on a case by …
it might be worth a reading, careful reading.

I guess elevation and the phenology is matching and descriptions as well.
Elsholtzia pilosa

Rather appears more closer to Elsholtzia strobilifera (Benth.) Benth. than Elsholtzia pilosa (Benth.) Benth. as per comparative images at Elsholtzia

This looks different from other images at Elsholtzia strobilifera and as per FoC illustration.
It appears somewhat close to E. pilosa as per FoC illustration and GBIF, but I am not convinced as bracts are not linear.
Pl. check other species in Checklist of Nepal.

Thank you … I had suggested earlier accordingly!

This most probably Elsholtzia ciliata (=E. cristata)
a.          Inflorescence strobiliform spike; bracts cup-shaped, connate, persistent …  E. strobilifera
b.         Inflorescence not a strobiliform spike; bracts suborbicular, free, deciduous …..  E. ciliata

Bracts not cup-shaped, almost round with acuminate apex in this image.
In E. pilosa bracts 4 – 6 mm long, lanceolate-elliptic, midrib stout, pilose

I guess it could not be Elsholtzia ciliata since inflorescence shape is different.

Thanks …, in that case it could be some Endemic species of Elsholtzia described from Nepal in 1950s, I’m not able to recollect the name! E.concinna?

Thank you …,
Elsholtzia concinna is a high altitude plant.

Elsholtzia pilosa


MS,Feb.,2023/09 Herb for id.: 2 images.
Location : Hmuifang, Mizoram

Altitude : ca.1,350 m.
Date : 23-02-2023
Habit : Herb
Habitat : Wild

Lamiaceae ??

May I request you to post high res. images to check the details.

2 high res. images.

Lamiaceae ??

Does not appear to be

Orthosiphon aristatus (Blume) Miq. ??

I do not think so as per images at

May be some Elsoltzia species:

What are the species listed and keys from your area?

This appears to be Elsholtzia pilosa as per GBIF and POWO specimen.