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  Pogostemon cablin
 
  Family: LAMIACEAE/LABIATAE
  Citation:  Pogostemon cablin (Blanco) Benth. in DC., Prodr. 12: 156. 1848. Mentha cablin Blanco, Fl. Philip. 473. 1837. Pogostemon perchouly Pellet, Mem. Soc. Roy. Soc. Orleans 5: 277. t.7, 1845, 'patchouli'
  Malayalam Name(s): Pacholi
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  Description: Aromatic, branched herb; branchlets tomentose. Leaves ovate, 6 x 2.5 cm, base cuneate, margin irregular-serrate, apex acute, densely appressed hairy below, less so above; petiole to 1 cm. Racemes spicate, terminal or in upper axils, often branched, to 10 cm. Verti-cillasters spaced below; bracts lanceolate, densely hairy. Calyx 4 mm; lobes 5, subequal, acuminate. Corolla violetish, 6 mm long. Stamens 4; filaments hairy. Nutlets ellipsoid, 0.8 mm, blackish.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting:
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Cultivated
  Distribution: Sri Lanka and South east Asia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Violet
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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