EPPO Global Database

Perilla frutescens var. crispa(PRJFC)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: PRJFC
  • Preferred name: Perilla frutescens var. crispa
  • Authority: (Bentham) Bailey


This variety of P. frutescens is cultivated in China and Japan, as a culinary leafy herb. There are green and purple forms (previously given different names). Also increasingly cultivated in other parts of the world

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Dentidia nankinensis Loureiro
Ocimum crispum Thunberg
Perilla frutescens var. acuta Kudo
Perilla frutescens var. nankinensis (Loureiro) Britton
Perilla nankinensis (Loureiro) Decaisne
Perilla ocymoides var. crispa Bentham

Common names
Name Language
beefsteak plant English
Chinese basil English
green shiso English
grünes Shiso German
shiso cultivé French
shisho morado Spanish
shiso verde Italian
Japanse peterselie Dutch
perila-branca Portuguese
örter bladmynta Swedish
aojiso Japanese
chirimenjiso Japanese
shiso Japanese
アオジソ Japanese
シソ Japanese
チリメンジソ Japanese
перилла многолетняя Russian
huí huí sū Chinese
回回苏 Chinese
перила нанкінська Ukrainian