Orthosiphon aristatus

Orthosiphon aristatus

  • Orthosiphon aristatus
  • Orthosiphon aristatus
  • Flower name
    Orthosiphon aristatus
  • Scientific name
    Orthosiphon aristatus
  • Aliasクミスクチン, キャッツウィスカー, Kumis Kuching, 猫の髭, 猫ノヒゲ, キャットウィスカー
  • Place of originIndia and Southeast Asia, Malay Peninsula
  • Place of floweringGarden
  • Flowering seasonJune, July, August, September, October
  • Language of flowersFun home

What is Orthosiphon aristatus

Orthosiphon aristatus, catswhisker or Neko-no-hige (scientific name: Orthosiphon aristatus) is an evergreen perennial herb of the Lamiaceae family. Stems are erect,and has 4 lip-shaped petals and long stamens and pistils of flowers in the summer and fall reached from flower to flower whorls. Flowers change from white to light purple. In the Malay Peninsula in origin and folk medicine. Agglutination is similar to Beard's the cat that did it in Japan, referred to in Malay means cat beard orthosiphon (Kumis Kuching). 

Common name: Orthosiphon aristatus, scientific name: Orthosiphon aristatus, aka: Orthosiphon, Catswhisker, Neko-no-hige ,origin: India-Southeast Asia, Malay Peninsula including ,plant height: 40-70 cm, width: 30-60 cm, stem: 4 crest, leaf shape: oval-oval leaf: 7 cm. leaf color: green leaf edge: serrated phyllotaxis: perception-inflorescence form racemose inflorescences panicle length: 15-20 cm Corolla: lips Flower color: white, pale purple flower diameter: 5-10 cm flowering: 6-10 may use: folk medicine, garden planted fruit types: nuts, fruit shape: long ovoid, fruit color: Brown.


  • Order
    Lamiales
  • Family
    Lamiaceae
  • Genus
    Orthosiphon
  • Species
    O. aristatus
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Gross inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Lip shaped
  • Leaf type
    ovoid
  • Edge of the leaf
    Serrated
  • Life typeNon-Hardy Evergreen perennials (Japan, dealing with one grass)
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height40.0 ~ 70.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower5.0 ~ 10.0 cm

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