Pogostemon paniculatus (Willd.) Benth., Pl. Asiat. Rar. 1: 30 1830. (Syn: Elsholtzia paniculata Willd.; Hyssopus cristatus Lam.);
po-go-STEM-on — from the Greek pogon (beard) and stemon (thread, stamen)Dave’s Botanary
pan-ick-yoo-LAY-tus — referring to the flower clusters (panicles)Dave’s Botanary
commonly known as: panicled pogostemon • Kannada: ಪಚ್ಚೆತೆನೆ pachchetene • Malayalam: മനന്പോതം manam-podam
Native to: s-w India, w Indo-China

Subshrubs. Leaves to 8 x 4 cm, ovate, acuminate at either ends, irregularly dentate, densely hirtus-tomentose; lateral nerves 3-4 pairs; petiole 2 cm long, tomentose. Panicle large, branches 5-10-flowered, 1-sided; bracteoles 5 x 3 mm, oblique, falcate, imbricating regularly. Flowers densely packed; calyx 4 mm long, 5-ribbed; lobes acuminate, hirtus; corolla purplish, 6 mm long; pubescent outside; filaments bearded.

Flowering and fruiting: October-February
Moist deciduous and semi-evergreen forests, also in wastelands
Peninsular India and Myanmar
(From India Biodiversity Portal
Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi)


Herb ID? SN June 31 : 2 posts by 1 author. Attachments (2).
Lamiaceae/ Acanthaceae ? Herb from Bahamandala area of Coorg, Karnataka

Pogostemon paniculatus (Willd.) Benth

Hebri :: Pogostemon FOR ID :: DVJAN26 : 4 posts by 2 authors. 5 images.
Sita Nadi Nature Camp (part of Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary) … Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka
Date: 27 DEC 2014 … Altitude: about 80 m asl
ID please
Small herb about 30 – 50 cm high, tiny flower about 2 – 3 mm across.
Pogostemon ¿ species ? … (family: Lamiaceae) 

Pogostemon species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available)

The one sided turned verticillasters confirm it is Pogostemon paniculatus.


Lamiaceae (incl. Verbenaceae) Fortnight :: Pogostemon paniculatus :: Jog Falls :: DVMAY53/53 : 1 post by 1 author. 4 images.
Pogostemon paniculatus (Willd.) Benth.
at Jog Falls on December 16, 2012 

Pogostemon paniculatus (Willd.) Benth.
at Agumbe on December 26, 2014

Lamiaceae (incl. Verbenaceae) Fortnight :: Pogostemon paniculatus :: Someshwar WLS :: DVMAY55/55 : 1 post by 1 author. 4 images.
Pogostemon paniculatus (Willd.) Benth.
at Someshwar Wildlife Sanctuary on December 27, 2014

ANDEC47 Please identify this Pogostemon sp. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)

Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala
November 2014

Pogostemon purpurascens, perhaps.

Thank you sir.

I think Pogostemon paniculatus as per images herein.


231 ID wild plant: 12 images.

Please ID wild plant,
Location: near Reserve Forest, Chathamattom, Ernakulam District, (Kochi) Kerala PIN:686671
Altitude: 1400fsl
Flower date: 22.12.2021, 05.05pm
Habitat: wild moisture
Plant habit: erect, branches, slender weak angular stem 03mm base diameter, hairy, aromatic, annual
Height: upto 02 feet
Leaves: opposite, ovate, serrated margins, apex, velvety, aromatic, size:11×6cm or less
Flower: racemose, bracts, size:04×02mm, white, non fragrant
Camera: mobile Samsung Galaxy A21s

Pogostemon parviflorus Benth. !

Yes, it is Pogostemon parviflorus dear …, thank you very much for ID my plant,

It is more close to Pogostemon paniculatus,

May be. I am not sure !

Yes, appears close to images at Pogostemon paniculatus


258 ID wild plant Pogostemon: 14 images.
Please ID wild plant,
Location: near Vannappuram Thodupuzha Idukki Dist. Kerala PIN:685607
Altitude: 1500fsl
Flower date: 14.01.2022, 01.15pm
Habitat: wild, moisture, streamside, rocky
Plant habit: small shrub, erect, branches, weak fleshy purple stem 01 inch base (hard) circumference, roots on base stem nodes, annual/perennial
Height: 04 feet
Leaves: opposite, heart shaped, apex, serrated margins, greenish purple, size:06×3cm or less
Flower: racemose, bracts, size:05×2.5mm, violet with white, non fragrant
Camera: mobile Samsung Galaxy A21s

I guess Pogostemon paniculatus (Willd.) Benth.

Very close dear …, but different, my ID 231 is Pogostemon paniculatus,

To me also appears close to images at Pogostemon paniculatus

Yes, the flower is same of my ID 231 but this flower is larger at first sight, then colour, glabrous or hairless glossy thick purple stem, hairless or non velvety leaves, height and habit of the plant, life is perennial etc. are different.
If needed more images, I will provide in my next visit. Only one this kind, very rare. And I am agree with whatever your decision,

I do not find anything similar as per comparative images at Pogostemon.
I still feel it is Pogostemon paniculatus only.


I d please – Thrissur OCT 2022: 2 high res. images.
Please identify this.

I think detailed images are required for proper id.

I think this is some other plant. Will post it in a separate mail.

Or is it from the same plant?

yes sir, both images are of same plant


Scrophularia ??

I think looks different from images at Scrophularia

Maybe .. That was my guess based on the 2nd image !

Pogostemon paniculatus

Yes, appears close as per images at

I also supported …




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