Perilla frutescens

 
Ao Shiso, Beefsteak plant, Ji Soo, Perilla, Purple Perilla, Shiso, Wild basil, Wild red basil, Chinese basil, Purple mint, Rattlesnake weed, Summer coleus;
 
Erect herb with densely villous stems; leaves broadly ovate, up to 12 c m long, pilose above, villous beneath, margin coarsely serrate; inflorescence and pedicels densely; flowers white, calyx up to 11 mm long in fruit, villous at base; nutlets gray-brown.

Distribution: Himalaya 600-1800 mt Burma China Japan

Frequently cultivated near houses and often escape.


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15102011GS2 a tall herb from Dakpathar for ID: A tall herb up to 2 m tall covered with long spreading woolly hairs, 4-angled; leaves opposite up to 30 cm long, broadly ovate to elliptic, petiole as long as blade, slightly cordate at base. flowers white 7-10 mm long, sessile in slender terminal spikes, inflorescence covered with dense spreading hairs, flowers in axils of broadly ovate large bracts, almost equalling flowers.
Photographed from near Dakpathar on way to Chakrata on September 16, 2011
Help in ID solicited.
Here are mine pics of the same plant same area
Identified as Perilla frutescens as per link

Perilla again: Perilla frutescens var. frutescens from Dakpathar-GSMAY2016/05 : 2 posts by 2 authors.
I had earlier uploaded two types of Perilla frutescens but without satisfactory conclusion for me:
I am now more or less convinced that they are two different plants. This plant from Dakpathar is true Perilla frutescens var. frutescens.
Perilla frutescens (L.) Britt. var. frutescens
Erect herb with densely villous stems; leaves broadly ovate, up to 12 c m long, pilose above, villous beneath, margin coarsely serrate; inflorescence and pedicels densely; flowers white, calyx up to 11 mm long in fruit, villous at base; nutlets gray-brown.
Photographed from near Dakpathar, Uttarakhand
Thanks, ..., for your persistence.

 
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An uncommon plant in Chakrata area, Perilla frutescens.. if I am right in identification...
... I think yours is much closer to mine still inidentified plant.
Reply from another thread:
"I go for Perilla only as leaves also bigger in size. Ofcourse not Elsholtzia as in that bracts are very prominent."
"Is there any other species of Perilla other than Perilla frutescens in Uttarakahand ?"
"I could only find one species of Perilla in FOP, FON & FOC i.e. Perilla frutescens (Linnaeus) Britton"



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