Cat’s whiskers/ Nekonohige

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Cat's whiskers/ ネコノヒゲ
Cat’s whiskers/ ネコノヒゲ

学名/ Botanical name : Orthosiphon aristatus

シノニム/ Synonym : Ocimum aristatum, Ocimum grandiflorum 

英名/ English name :  Cat’s whiskers

別名/ Alternative English name: Java tea

日本名/ Japanese name:  ネコノヒゲ

日本名別名/ Alternative Japanese name: クミスクチン

タイ語名/ Thai name: Payup-maek

原産地/ Original : southern China, the Indian Subcontinent, South East Asia and tropical Queensland.


The plant is a medicinal herb traditionally used as remedies for various ailments in Southeast Asia. It is named by showy 4 strikingly long stamens, which stick out, looking like cat’s whiskers sticking out from the white to pale purple flowers lip.



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