Plz ID this plant, locals are saying it repels mosquitoes and hence they grow it.
It came in as a surprise plant when I took it's photo at a wedding function hall.
Mosquito repellant plant ?
No I have only seen leaves, I mistaken them for Betel leaf but when I took a closer look I came to know it's not (it is not a climber)
Tried to find pix of citronella plants and they would only come up grass. We do have some shrubby citronella plants tho- I just can't find em on short notice
The leaves don't look to be a match. May just have to wait for a bloom.
Then what else would it be?. We may be misled by the "mosquito repellant nature" as quoted by locals.
I am thinking on a broader sense and I feel (based on it's leaf) that it is a young Kadamba plant, "Anthocephalus cadamba". Let's solve this soon.
MANY plants are accredited with mosquito repellant natures- but so is Skin So Soft- agreed it isn't a basil which also has mosquito repellant reputation. Agreed
, it isn't the Houttunya... Back to work- day not done yet, sigh