Jump to: SynonymsCommon NamesEconomic ImportanceDistributional RangeReferencesOther Web References

Taxon: Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng.

 
Genus: Plectranthus
Family: Lamiaceae (alt.Labiatae)
Subfamily: Nepetoideae
Tribe: Ocimeae
Subtribe: Plectranthinae
Nomen number: 317147
Place of publication: Syst. veg. 2:690. 1825
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 04-Jun-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 1 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

  • country-borage  (Source: F SAfr) - English
  • Cuban-oregano  (Source: Mansf Ency) - English
  • French-thyme  (Source: F SAfr) - English
  • Indian-borage  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • Indian-mint  (Source: F SAfr) - English
  • Mexican-mint  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • soup-mint  (Source: F SAfr) - English
  • Spanish-thyme  (Source: F SAfr) - English
  • oreille  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • Jamaika-Thymian  (Source: Zander Ency) - German
  • dacon ajenton  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Malay
  • orégano  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • orégano de Cartagena  (Source: Mansf Ency) - Spanish (Cuba)
  • toronjil de limón  (Source: Mansf Ency) - Spanish (Philippines)
  • kryddkarlbergare  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental
  • Food additives:
  • Human food:
  • Materials:
  • Medicines: folklore; folklore; folklore

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Mozambique
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Eswatini, South Africa [KwaZulu-Natal (n.)]


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized (widely cult. & natzd. in tropics)

    Uncertain

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India


References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques & South African National Biodiversity Institute. African flowering plants database (on-line resource).
  3. Davidse, G. et al., eds. 1994. Flora mesoamericana.
  4. Dyer, R. A. et al., eds. 1963-. Flora of southern Africa.
  5. Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen
  6. Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6
  7. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  8. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  9. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  10. Padua, L. S. de et al., eds. 1999. Medicinal and poisonous plants 1. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 12(1):407.
  11. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  12. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  13. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  14. Suddee, S. et al. 2004. A taxonomic revision of tribe Ocimeae Dumort. (Lamiaceae) in continental South East Asia II. Plectranthinae. Kew Bull. 59:391-393.
  15. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952-. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  16. 2018. Mid-Atlantic invasive plant species (on-line resource)

Check other web resources for Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng. :

  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?317147. Accessed 18 September 2019.