Meriandra strobilifera Benth., Edwards’s Bot. Reg. 15: t. 1282 1829. ;
W. Himalaya (from WCSP);
Common name: Cone-Bearing Sage • Manipuri: kanghuman

This shrub was recorded from near Mussoorie..
please validate the id as Meriandra strobilifera, or correct, as the case may be

Beautiful photos. It is M. strobilifera, easily distinguishable from the other known from India, M. benghalensis.



Meriandra strobilifera ATJUNE2016/07 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)

Meriandra strobilifera
Cone-Bearing Sage
Local name: Murte
Twigs are used as country toothbrush to maintain oral health.
Solan (H.P.)

AT JUNE 2016/10

Really very beautiful pics …

I wanted to show this to … during our last tour (churdhar trip), but somehow missed…

Sir, it is very common near Solan.
I think, we had shown him this one near Giripul.

Meriandra strobilifera AT MAR 2017/09 : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Meriandra strobilifera
April 2014

Very nice pics …

I was unsuccessful in searching it again, when I tried in October 2016, while returning from Narkanda tour…
All due to reconstruction works extending well beyond Solan on both sides..

Also common between Govt. College, Solan and a place 5-6 km towards Nauni.



Plant Id from Kanda ghat, Simla : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)

Habit: Shrub

Habitat: Wild at 2000msl
Location: Kanda ghat, Simla, H.P
Date: 28/4/2017

I think this can be Meriandra strobilifera….!!



Small plant for validation :: Shimla, Dec 2018 :: ARK2019-03 : 11 posts by 6 authors. Attachments (6)

Seen this near Shimla in Dec 2018. No flowers or fruits were seen.
Requested to please ID.

Looks Buddleja crispa.

Thank you … Is the leaf shape variable? Most leaves seem to be hastate in the pics above.

Salvia dianthera Roth ex Roem. & Schult.  ??
Syn: Meriandra bengalensis (J.Koenig ex Roxb.) Benth. 

Thanks … for the lead. Looking up Salvia dianthera as well as Meriandra strobilifera on efi, in the absence flowers, I am very confused. Would like to wait for further feedback…

I will suggest Meriandra strobilifera.. though only flowers will confirm …

May be … is right, but I think flowers are required for confirmation. 

Meriandra strobilifera.
It may have been clicked at Solan. It mostly occurs at near 1500m.

Thank you … for ID. It was clicked at Naldehra near Shimla (around 2200 mts as per Google)


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