Orthosiphon aristatus

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Orthosiphon aristatus
Orthosiphon aristatus


Taxonavigation: Lamiales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Lamiales

Familia: Lamiaceae
Subfamilia: Nepetoideae
Tribus: Ocimeae
Subtribus: Ociminae
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).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Asia-Temperate
    • Regional: Indian subcontinent
      • Assam, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka
    • Regional: China
      • China South-Central, China Southeast, Hainan
  • Continental: Asia-Tropical
    • Regional: Southeastern Asia
      • Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Cambodia, Jawa, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Maluku, Myanmar, Nicobar Is., Philippines, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
  • Continental: Australasia
    • Regional: Papuasia
      • New Guinea
    • Regional: Australia
      • Queensland
    • Introduced into:
      • Caroline Is., Fiji, Niue

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


Primary references[edit]

Additional references[edit]

  • Govaerts, R.H.A. 2003. World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [unavailable for the public] Reference page
  • 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.


Vernacular names[edit]

Deutsch: Javatee, Katzenbart
English: Cat's Whiskers
español: Té de Java
français: Thé de Java, feuilles de barbiflore
Nederlands: Koemis koetjing
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