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A picture of a Pogostemon


Pogostemon spp.

Pogostemon deccanensis 01 by Forestowlet (CC BY-SA 3.0)

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Starr 070906-8832 Pogostemon cablin
Pogostemon benghalensis (3127028065)


Genus with around 94 sometimes aquatic species from areas in Asia, Africa and Australia. It contains the well-known plant patchouli, Pogostemon cablin, which produces pleasantly scented foliage and is used for a variety of purposes including perfume making, incense, herbal tea and insect repellent.