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Genus :

PERILLA

Family :

LAMIACEAE

Species of this Genus

Description


Annual herbs. Stem erect. Leaves broadly ovate, crenate to serrate, acute, petiolate. Inflorescence in terminal many flowered spike-like racemes, arising from axils of upper leaves, verticillaster 2-flowered. Flowers secund. Calyx indistinctly bilabiate, campanulate, 5-toothed, enlarged and somewhat gibbous in fruits. Corolla white, bilabiate, indistinctly 5-lobed, deciduous, tube included in calyx. Stamens 4, filaments straight. Ovary with distinct lateral gland on disk. Nutlets 4, globose with a raised reticulum.