Pogostemon stellatus

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Pogostemon stellatus
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Pogostemon
P. stellatus
Binomial name
Pogostemon stellatus
(Lour.) Kuntze, 1891
  • Mentha stellata Lour.
  • Mentha quaternifolia B.Heyne ex Roth superfluous name
  • Dysophylla stellata (Lour.) Benth. ex Wall
  • Anuragia stellata (Lour.) Raizada
  • Eusteralis stellata (Lour.) Panigrahi
  • Eusteralis quaternifolia M.R.Almeida superfluous name
  • Mentha verticillata Roxb. ex D.Don 1825 not L. 1814
  • Dysophylla verticillata Benth. ex Wall.
  • Eusteralis pumila Raf.
  • Dysophylla tomentosa Dalzell
  • Pogostemon verticillatus (Benth. ex Wall.) Miq.
  • Dysophylla japonica Miq.
  • Dysophylla benthamiana Hance
  • Pogostemon japonicus (Miq.) Kuntze
  • Dysophylla fauriei H.Lév
  • Dysophylla esquirolii H.Lév
  • Anuragia tomentosa (Dalzell) Raizada
  • Anuragia verticillata (Benth. ex Wall.) Raizada
  • Eusteralis tomentosa (Dalzell) Panigrahi
  • Pogostemon fauriei (H.Lév.) Press

Pogostemon stellatus is an aquatic perennial herb from eastern and southeastern Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, New Guinea, and northern Australia.[1] Because of its extensive geographic distribution, there are many different colors and leaf forms of this plant in the wild. It is a highly prized and sought-after aquatic plant in the aquarium trade.[citation needed]

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