Indischer Borretsch

ndischer Borretsch, Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.)

Coleus amboinicus, Plectranthus amboinicus

Synonyme:
Mexikanische Minze
Coleus_amboinicus (Wikipedia)

Coleus amboinicus
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Asterids
Order:Lamiales
Family:Lamiaceae
Genus:Coleus
Species:
C. amboinicus
Binomial name
Coleus amboinicus
Synonyms

Plectranthus amboinicus Lour.
Coleus aromaticus Benth.

Coleus amboinicus, synonym Plectranthus amboinicus, is a semi-succulent perennial plant in the family Lamiaceae with a pungent oregano-like flavor and odor. Coleus amboinicus is considered to be native to parts of Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, and India, although it is widely cultivated and naturalized elsewhere in the tropics where it is used as a spice and ornamental plant. Common names in English include Indian borage, country borage, French thyme, Indian mint, Mexican mint, Cuban oregano, soup mint, Spanish thyme. The species epithet, amboinicus refers to Ambon Island, in Indonesia, where it was apparently encountered and described by João de Loureiro (1717 – 1791).

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