Botany Photo of the Day Orthosiphon aristatus var. aristatus

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    Cat’s whiskers seems like a fitting common name for this taxon. Another name is Java tea, which gives hints to both its native distribution (tropical Asia and Queensland) and how it is consumed as a medicine. Tea made from the leaves of Orthosiphon aristatus, is, at a minimum, a diuretic. The National Parks Board of […]

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