Orthosiphon aristatus

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Orthosiphon aristatus


Taxonavigation: Lamiales
Classification System: APG III (down to family level)

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Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Euasterids I
Ordo: Lamiales

Familia: Lamiaceae
Subfamilia: Nepetoideae
Tribus: Ocimeae
Genus: Orthosiphon
Species: Orthosiphon aristatus
Varietas: O. a. var. aristatus – O. a. var. velteri


Orthosiphon aristatus (Blume) Miq., 1858.


  • Ocimum aristatum Blume, Bijdr., 833. 1826.


Orthosiphon spiralis (Lour.) Merr., Lingn. Agric. Rev. 2 (1923) 137 has been rejected as the correct name of this taxon, because the identity of its basionym (Trichostema spiralis Lour., Fl. Coch. (1790) 371 seemed to be uncertain (Keng 1978, 301).


  • Keng, H. 1978. Labiatae (pp 301-394) - In: Steenis, C.G.G.J. van (ed.) - Flora Malesiana; Ser. I 8 Sijthoff & Noordhoff Alphen aan den Rijn: 577 pp.
  • Miquel, F.A.W. 1858. Flora van Nederlandsch Indie 2:943.
  • USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Orthosiphon aristatus in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), US Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed on 28-Oct-07.

Vernacular names[edit]

Deutsch: Javatee, Katzenbart
English: Java tea, kidney tea plant
español: té de Java
français: thé de Java, feuilles de barbiflore
Nederlands: Koemis koetjing