Pogostemon elsholtzioides Benth., Prodr. 12: 153 1848. ;

Aromatic shrub,1-3m.Stems branched,young stems pubescent,older stems often purple-brown.Leaves lanceolate,4.5-12.2 x 1.4-3.8cm,long acuminate,base attenuate,margins serrate to serrulate,dark green above,paler below,both surfaces sparsely pilose and with dense,sessile glands;petiole 0.2-1.7cm.Spikes subsecund,2.5-9 x 1.4-1.7cm;whorls ± conferted except at base.Flowers subsessile.Calyx tubular,3-3.5mm;lobes triangular,0.6mm.Corolla mauve or purple,5-6mm;lobes ovate,c 1mm.Stamens straight,exserted by 3-3.8mm.Mature nutlets not seen.

Fl. October-November
In Quercus forest, in scrub of cleared wet broad-leaved forest.


Pogostemon sp. for ID : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1).

Location : Hmuifang
Altitude : c.1,500 m.
Habit : herb or shrub
Habitat : Wild
Date : 25-11-2013

Pogostemon species in India & eFloraofindia with details & some keys

Pogostemon benghalensis (Burm.f.) Kuntze

This is a Pogostemon elsholtzoides, distributed in NE parts of India and in some SE Asian countries.

Thank you so much … for the id


MS Feb. 2016/01 Elsholtzia sp. for ID : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)

Location : Sailam, Mizoram
Altitude : ca.1,350 m.
Date : 29/01/2016
Habit :Perennial herb
Habitat : Wild


MS Dec,2016/05 Shrub for id : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)Location : Lungpuizawl to Sairep road, Mizoram
Date : 29-11-2016
Habit : Undershrub
Habitat : Wild

Thanks, … Any close ups ?


same shrub. Attachments (1)

Pogostemon elsholtzioides Benth.


A flower from Arunachal Pradesh-2 : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)

I request identification of these lovely purple flowers growing on a bush near the road?
Date: 22nd Oct 08.
Location: We were returning from Arzoo, lying between Anini and Hunli in Upper Dibang Valley, Arunachal Pradesh when my attention was drawn to numerous Spot Puffin butterflies feeding on these purple flowers.
Altitude: approx. 1100m.
Incidentally, this was the only flowering bush for quite a stretch.

its looks like Pogostemon sp

Is it an aquatic herb? Looks like Pogostemon (deccanensis?), an

It is identified as Pogostemon benghalensis.

Links for Pogostemon benghalensis:
http://www.worldagroforestry.org/sea/Products/ (details),
http://trekshitiz.com/SWPhotos/(a picture),

I think Pogostemon elsholtzioides Benth. as per images herein.

Yes, the leaf characters indicates it is P. elsholtzoides. In photo it is very difficult to understand the species based on inflorescence character in Pogostemon/Lamiaceae.


Is it Elsholtzia sp. ? : Attachments (1). 5 posts by 4 authors.
Location : Hmuifang (ca.1,500 m.). Date : 25-11-2013.
Habitat : Wild

Likely to be Pogostemon

Elsholtzia species so far in efi

It is Pogostemon benghalensis for sure

It is Elsholtzia blanda, but somewhat robust.

I think Pogostemon elsholtzioides Benth. as per images herein.


MS, Dec., 2020/05 plant for id. : 2 images.
Location : Sairep

Date : 25-01-2017
Habit : Herb or undershrub
Habitat : Wild

Pogostemon elsholtzioides Benth.

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