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Useful Tropical Plants

Elsholtzia pubescens

Benth.

Lamiaceae

+ Synonyms

Anisochilus euneurus Miq.

Elsholtzia elata Zoll. & Moritzi

Elsholtzia eriantha Benth.

Elsholtzia mollissima Benth.

Common Name:

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General Information

Elsholtzia pubescens is an erect perennial plant with stems that often become more or less woody near the base and can persist; it can grow 100 - 200cm tall[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet

Range

Southeast Asia - Indonesia (Java, Sulawesi, Lesser Sunda Islands)

Habitat

Open places, in grassfields, in Casuarina jimghuhniana forest often in masses, also in Eucalypt forest in Timor; at elevations from 1,000 - 2,950 metres[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height1.50 m
PollinatorsBees
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Leaves - sometimes cooked and eaten as a vegetable[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
].

Medicinal

None known

Agroforestry Uses:

The plant is an excellent honey producer for wild bees[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2024-04-24. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Elsholtzia+pubescens>

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