Elsholtzia strobilifera (Benth.) Benth., Labiat. Gen. Spec. 163 1833. (syn: Cyclostegia strobilifera Benth.; Elsholtzia exigua Hand.-Mazz.; Elsholtzia strobilifera var. exigua (Hand.-Mazz.) C.Y.Wu & S.C.Huang; Elsholtzia strobilifera var. strobilifera ; Mentha strobilifera (Benth.) Wall. ex Benth.);
Himalaya to Taiwan as per WCSP;
Similar to E.eriostachya but leaves distinctly ovate, not more than 3cm long, narrowly attenuate at base but with petiole from 1/3 to equal in length to lamina; spikes cylindrical, with connate bracts overlapping and completely concealing calyces; corolla mauve or violet.
Roadsides and tracksides in Spruce and open Fir forest, among bamboo.
(Attributions- A.C.J Grierson & D.G Long. Flora of Bhutan. Published by RBGE and RGoB. 1999 from Bhutan Biodiversity Portal)
SK93SEP7-1016:ID : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3)
Sharing some pictures for OD shot at Kharidhunga Nepal on 15 October 2011 at 8650 ft.
Please check Elsholtzia
Could it be Elsholtzia strobilifera???
Yes, I think this must come within E.strobilifera– none of the other 9 species of this genus recorded in ‘Enumeration of the Flowering Plants of Nepal’ seem to fit. records from 1900-4800m in Nepal.
Looks different from images of Elsholtzia strobilifera at http://flickriver-lb-1710691658.us-east-1.elb.amazonaws.com/photos/tags/elsholtzia/
Pl. also see images at http://flickriver-lb-1710691658.us-east-1.elb.amazonaws.com/photos/mingiweng/8468786659/
Looks matching !
Elsholtzia strobilifera(Benth.) Benth.
Nepali Names : बन बाबरी Ban Baawaari
Leaves are so leathery in your case compared to those in the link.
Leaf shape & pubescence (hairiness) is also different.
How can it be matching ?
I shall check once again in detail !
If the bracts overlap one above other and the bracts are cup shaped it is E strobilifera! From photos not able to find this character.
Elsholtzia strobilifera ATDEC2017/01 : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Hatoo Peak (3400m)
Very nice pics …, I had not seen flowers so clearly earlier…thanks
Thank you, …, Hatoo is a very beautiful place. This year, I visited this place twice with my friends… from Panjab University and … from Forest Department. But missed the peak season June and August/ Early September. If you wish, we can plan this year to this place. It is one of the most cited places in Flora Simlensis by Col. College.
Thank you, … I got time after three months to visit efloraofindia. I was busy with my teaching assignments and also completed two books during this time.
That is wonderful, …
Dear sir please help me to identify the following species 1 : 10 posts by 2 authors. 1 image.
please help me to identify the following species
Species for Identification –
location – Deothachi, Mandi District, Himachal Pradesh
Date 12- August-2017
Please check Elsholtzia sp.
efi thread ????
I think more close to images at Elsholtzia pilosa rather than those at Elsholtzia strobilifera & as per the following:
Sure Sir, it seems more close to Elsholtzia pilosa
i think, the following species is Elsholtzia strobilifera
I think no.
Pl. check images at
Checking theElsholtzia strobilifera on the flower of india, I think it seems more close to Elsholtzia strobilifera. The Elsholtzia strobilifera is identify by the …, Photographed at Hatu Peak, Narkanda, Himachal Pradesh. I am sendind the picture of the identified species from the site of Flower of India.
Thanks, … You seems to be right.
Thanks, for correcting me.
Elsholtzia sp ???? Tanay : 13 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)
Can you kindly help me to identify this plant? I hope this plant is some species of Elsholtzia sp from Lamiaceae.
Date/Time- 28TH October 2009/ 01:00 P.M
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- Lava, Sikkim
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Wild
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Herbaceous
Height/Length- 2 ft [approx]
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- photo attached
Inflorescence Type/ Size- photo attached
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts-photo attached
My guess E. ciliata, though not vey sure.
The inflorescence and the colour of the plant is not satisfying me when it comes to Elsholtzia ciliata. Sir kindly take the pain to identify this plant.
there is no report on the internet where E ciliata has such red leaves.
After going through the series of photographs and herberium now I dont think this plant from the genus Elsholtzia sp rather all the characters point me towards a plant whose morphological character is in toto with that of my plant. Hence i will like to suggest the name as………….
Perilla frutescens var.purpurascens (Hayata) H. W. Li, Acta Bot. Yunnan. 13: 350. 1991.
Sir kindly validate my identification .
… is a genius!!!!!
Thank you sir for validating my ID. I have seen many taxonomy teacher out here in colleges identify this plant as Elsholtzia sp.
Thanks I need to open an bank account to store this genius !!!! You are going to make me rich in fews days I hope.
Does not seem to match with images of Perilla frutescens var.purpurascens on net.
I am sorry, photograph is with so much light I could not see the inflorescence characters!
After going through images of … at Elsholtzia strobilifera (Benth.) Benth., to me posted images also appear to be close to this species.
Yes, respected …
Elsholtzia strobilifera (Benth.) Benth. : 6 posts by 1 author. 5 images- 6 to 7 mb each.
Location: Kathmandu Valley
Date: October 2020
Habitat : Wild
it is Elsholtzia strobelifera. Very beautiful pictures
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