Hyptis suaveolens (L.) Poit.

Common name

English: Pignut

Mandarin: 山香 (shan xiang)


Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2036)

      Order: Lamiales (158)

        Family: Lamiaceae (89) (family description)

          Genus: Hyptis (3)

           Epithet: suaveolens (L.) Poit. (3)

Synonyms: Ballota suaveolens L., Bystropogon graveolens Blume, Gnoteris cordata Raf., Gnoteris villosa Raf., Hyptis congesta Leonard

congesta => very close together, crowded, pressed

cordata => heart-shaped, as of leaves having the stalk at the notched end

graveolens => of strong or rank odour

suaveolens => fragrant, sweet-smelling

villosa => hairy or shaggy


Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: blue

External links

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