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Taxon: Platostoma palustre (Blume) A. J. Paton

Genus: Platostoma
Family: Lamiaceae (alt.Labiatae)
Subfamily: Nepetoideae
Tribe: Ocimeae
Subtribe: Ociminae
Nomen number: 461300
Place of publication: Kew Bull. 52:281. 1997
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 27-May-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 27-May-2010
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: erosion control (as Mesona palustris)
  • Human food:
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2, as Mesona chinensis; Chin Med Herb HK, as Mesona chinensis)
  • Social: stimulant (as Mesona palustris)

Distributional Range:


    • CHINA: China [Guangxi Zhuangzu Zizhiqu, Jiangxi Sheng, Zhejiang Sheng, Guangdong Sheng]
    • EASTERN ASIA: Taiwan

    • INDO-CHINA: Myanmar


  1. Paton, A. J. 1997. Classification and species of Platostoma and its relationship with Haumaniastrum (Labiatae) Kew Bull. 52:257-292.
  2. Suddee, S. et al. 2005. Taxonomic revision of tribe Ocimeae Dumort. (Lamiaceae) in continental South East Asia III. Ociminae Kew Bull. 60:3-75.

Check other web resources for Platostoma palustre (Blume) A. J. Paton :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • 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?461300. Accessed 19 April 2019.