Common name: Chinese Potato, Coleus potato, Hausa potato • Kannada: ಸಂಬ್ರಾಲಿ sambrali • Konkani: कूक kook • Malayalam: koorka, koorkka • Tamil: சிறு கிழங்கு siru kizhangu  

Aarti Khale – Id by Pudji Widodo), (For more photos & complete details, click on the links, (inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade)


Root Vegetable For ID : Mumbai : 020514 : AK-6 : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4).

Saw this vegetable in the market during April.

Name given by the vendor was Madrasi Potato, similar to Arvi.
White from inside.
Would like to know the id please.

Seems to be Coleus parviflorus.  Family Lamiaceae.
Known as Koorka kizhangu (കൂര്‍ക്ക കിഴങ്ങ്) in Malayalam.
Edible and has a characteristic aroma and flavour.

Yes. c.parviflorus is used. c.forskohlii in maharastra is used for pickling

The accepted name is Plectranthus rotundifolius (Poir.) Spreng

Also known as coleus parviflorus?

Thanks for the correct name.
Other names should be Syn.




This was seen in the vegetable market in Mumbai.

Name given was Madrasi Potato.
Posted earlier.

Id given by … as Plectranthus rotundifolius..

Suggested id by … is Coleus parviflorus.
For validation by experts please.


Images by Santhan P, (For more photos & complete details, click on the links, (inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade)


Plectranthus rotundifolius (Poir.) Spreng. SN May 08 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3).

Plectranthus rotundifolius (Poir.) Spreng. (= Solenostemon rotundifolius (Poir.) J.K.Morton), C. dysentericus, Coleus potato, african plant cultivated in india; found in Kerala




IND 4 04/7/14 :  5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1).

Can you please identify this edible root crop. Photo was taken in Sri Lanka in March 2014.

A chance for Plectranthus rotundifolius ?

Seems like Plectranthus rotundifolius to me too. 

It may be Plectranthus rotundifolius