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Plectranthus belongs to the Lamiaceae or mint family, members of which are usually highly aromatic due to the presence of essential oils, and include such well-known culinary herbs as lavender, rosemary and thyme. There are about 300 species in the genus
Very common garden plant in Brasil. Known as "dolar" due to its rounded leaves. The name Plectranthus is derived from the Greek plektron, meaning spur, and anthos, meaning flower.