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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. Last Changed: 04-Jun-2010
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

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: South Africa, [KwaZulu-Natal (n.)] Swaziland


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized (widely cult. & natzd. in tropics)

    Uncertain

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India


References:

  1. Mid-Atlantic invasive plant species (on-line resource) (Mid Atl Invasive Pl)
  2. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  3. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques & South African National Biodiversity Institute African flowering plants database (on-line resource). (L Africa Online)
  4. Davidse, G. et al., eds. Flora mesoamericana. (F Mesoamer)
  5. Dyer, R. A. et al., eds. Flora of southern Africa. (F SAfr)
  6. Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  7. Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
  8. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  9. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  10. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  11. Padua, L. S. de et al., eds. 1999. Medicinal and poisonous plants 1 (Pl Res SEAs) 12(1):407.
  12. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  13. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  14. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  15. 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.
  16. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)

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. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=317147. Accessed 17 November 2018.