Preslia 46: 154 (1974) APNI
Annual or short-lived perennial herb to c. 1 m high, stems decumbent to ascending, glandular. Ochreas glandular, usually with a few appressed hairs, ciliate at apex. Leaves lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, 7–10 cm long, 10–20 mm wide, glandular, margins and main veins with antrorse bristles or hairs; petiole c. 0.5 cm long. Spikes cylindric, 5–8 cm long, c. 10 mm diam., peduncle 1–5 cm long; perianth segments 5–7 mm long, white to pink, prominently gland-dotted, free almost to base. Nut trigonous, c. 1.5 mm long. Flowers May–Jun.
*GipP, *HSF. Native to Indo-China. Grown as a culinary herb, occasionally escaping from gardens into nearby creeks and wetlands.
Plants have a strong coriander-like smell.
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