EPPO Global Database

Plectranthus barbatus(PLFBA)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: PLFBA
  • Preferred name: Plectranthus barbatus
  • Authority: Andrews


Western Asia (Arabia), Himalayas, India, Sri Lanka, Indochina (Thailand), China, Zaïre to Sudan and Tanzania.Used medicinally. Introduced in southern Africa

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Coleus barbatus (Andrews) Don
Coleus forskohlii (Willdenow) Briquet
Plectranthus comosus Sims
Plectranthus forskohlii Willdenow

Common names
Name Language
Indian borage English
máo hóu qiào ruǐ huā Chinese
毛喉鞘蕊花 Chinese
bangun-bangun Indonesian