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Record information and status
Record ID
110308
Status
Published
Date of creation
2016-05-09 02:58 UTC (schandler@florigene.com.au)
Date of publication
2016-05-09 19:43 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

Organism information
Scientific name
Perilla frutescens
Taxonomic Classification
KingdomPlantae
PhylumEudicots
ClassAsterids
OrderLamiales
FamilyLamiaceae
GenusPerilla
Speciesfrutescens
Scientific name synonyms(s)
Perilla ocymoides, Perilla ocimoides, Perilla nankinensis
Common name(s)
Perilla
Beefsteak mint
Chinese basil
Shiso-zoku
PERFR
Additional Classification
Type of organism
Organism domestication
  • Domesticated
Characteristics related to biosafety
Centre(s) of origin
China.
Centre(s) of genetic diversity
China, India.
Habitat range
Wild species in mountain areas. The species is also widely cultivated and may be found n cultivation worldwide.
Geographical distribution
China, India, Japan, Korea and South Asia. Also in cultivation elsewhere in the world.
Known pathogenicity and/or allergenicity
Perilla frutescens is widely used as a colorant and traditional medicine in Asia. Leaves are also used as a food. Reports of toxicity are restricted to livestock where excess grazing of the plant has been associated with a typical interstitial pneumonia or acute bovine pulmonary emphysema. The rosmarinic acid found in Perilla frutescens actually exhibits an anti-allergenic effect. No allergenicity is known.
Common use(s)
  • Ornamental
  • Food
Additional Information
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