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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Lamiales

Familia: Lamiaceae
Subfamilia: Lamioideae
Genus: Colquhounia
Species: C. coccinea – C. compta – C. elegans – C. seguinii – C. vestita

Colquhounia Wall., Trans. Linn. Soc. London 13: 608. 1822.

Type species: Colquhounia coccinea Wall., Trans. Linn. Soc. London 13: 608. 1822.


Wallich, N. 1822. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London 13: 608.
Bendiksby, M., Thorbek, L., Scheen, A.-C., Lindqvist, C. & Ryding, P.O. 2011. An updated phylogeny and classification of Lamiaceae subfamily Lamioideae. Taxon 60(2): 471–484. DOI: 10.1002/tax.602015 ResearchGate Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2014. Colquhounia in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 July 4. Reference page. 2014. Colquhounia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 July 4.
International Plant Names Index. 2014. Colquhounia. Published online. Accessed: July 4 2014.

Vernacular names
English: Himalayan Mints

Colquhounia is a genus of about six species of evergreen or semi-evergreen shrubs or subshrubs in the family Lamiaceae, first described in 1822. They are native to the Himalaya and southwestern China south to Peninsular Malaysia.[1][2]

They are shrubs growing to 1 to 3 metres (3 ft 3 in to 9 ft 10 in) tall, rarely to 4 metres (13 ft). The aromatic leaves are to 3 to 12 centimetres (1.2 to 4.7 in) long and 1 to 6 centimetres (0.39 to 2.36 in), finely toothed and borne in opposite pairs on the square stems. The flowers are tubular, two-lipped, and carried on terminal spikes.[2]

Species include:

Colquhounia coccinea Wall. - Tibet, Yunnan, Bhutan, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand
Colquhounia compta W.W.Sm. - Sichuan, Yunnan
Colquhounia elegans Wall. - Yunnan, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia
Colquhounia seguinii Vaniot - Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Sichuan, Yunnan, Myanmar
Colquhounia vestita Wall. - Yunnan, Assam, Bhutan, Nepal, Himalayas of northern + eastern India


Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Colquhounia. Flora of China.

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