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Common name

English: Pignut

Mandarin: 山香 (shan xiang)


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Lamiales (196)

        Family: Lamiaceae (97)(family description)

          Genus: Hyptis (3)

            Epithet: suaveolens (L.) Poit. (4)

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

Check for Hyptis suaveolens at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI


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