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  1. Orthosiphon

    Orthosiphon is a genus of plants native to Southeast Asia and some parts of tropical Australia. It is an herbaceous shrub which grows to a height of 1.5 m. Orthosiphon is a popular garden plant because of its unique flower, which is white and bluish with filaments resembling a cat's whiskers. In the wild, the plant can be seen growing in the forests and along roadsides. Common names in Southeast Asia are Misai Kucing, Kumis Kucing and Remujung, and Yaa Nuat Maeo. The scientific names are Orthosiphon stamineus Benth, Ocimum aristatum BI and Orthosiphon aristatus. ⁕ Orthosiphon thymiflorus flower in Talakona forest, in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh, India ⁕ Orthosiphon thymiflorus herb in Talakona forest, in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh, India

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  1. Orthosiphon

    A plant genus of the family LAMIACEAE that contains pimarane-type diterpenes.


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