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Pogostemon cablin 001.jpg
Pogostemon cablin
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Subfamily: Lamioideae
Genus: Pogostemon
  • Wensea J.C.Wendl.
  • Dysophylla Blume
  • Chotekia Opiz & Corda
  • Eusteralis Raf.
  • Dysophylla El Gazzar & L.Watson ex Airy Shaw 1967 not Blume 1826
  • Anuragia Raizada illegitimate name

Pogostemon is a large genus from the family Lamiaceae, first described as a genus in 1815. It is native to warmer parts of Asia, Africa, and Australia.[1]

The best known member of this genus is patchouli, Pogostemon cablin, widely cultivated in Asia for its scented foliage, used for perfume, incense, insect repellent, herbal tea, etc.[2]

Selected species[edit]

Species include:[3]


  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Leung A, Foster S Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs and cosmetics John Wiley and Sons 1996
  3. ^ The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species, retrieved June 19, 2016