Hyptis suaveolens (L.) Poit.

 
  • Family : LAMIACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Lamiaceae
  • Species : Hyptis suaveolens
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Hyptis suaveolens (L.) Poit.
  • Common name : American Mint
  • Vernacular name : Bhoostruna (San.); Natitulasi (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : CJS 12086
  • Key identification features : An aromatic undershrub. Leaves are simple, opposite, large, rough and hairy, gradually diminishing in size towards the inflorescence. Flowers are small (0.5-1 cm across), pale blue, in axillary, compact clusters at the branch apices. Fruit is a group of four nutlets, sheathed by persistent sepals.
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Native : Tropical America
  • Comments : A wide spread invader seen along roads and degraded lands.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Davanagere, Hassan, Mysore, Tumkur, Udupi, Dakshina Kannada
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District ; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara

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