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  Endostemon viscosus
 
  Family: LAMIACEAE/LABIATAE
  Citation:  Endostemon viscosus (Roth) M.R.Ashby, J. Bot. 74: 126. 1936. Ocimum viscosum Roth, Nov. Pl. Sp. 274. 1821. Orthosiphon tomentosum Benth. in Wall., Pl. Asiat. Rar. 2: 14. 1830; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 613. 1885. Ocimum diffusum Benth. in Wall., Pl. Asiat. Rar. 2: 14. 1830. Orthosiphon diffusus (Benth.) Benth. in DC., Prodr. 12: 50. 1848; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 613. 1885; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1113(779). 1924.
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  Description: Subshrub, from a woody base; branchlets puberulous, 4-gonous, become terete later. Leaves decussate, elliptic to (sub) orbicular, to 2 x 1.5 cm, densely pubescent below, base truncate, margin crenate, apex obtuse; petiole to 1 cm. Flowers in whorls of 6, on a terminal 3-chotomous raceme; peduncle to 9 cm, bracts ovate; pedicel 0.5 cm. Calyx-tube villous within, limb 2-lipped, 1 + 4; upper lip ovate-suborbicular, 1.5 cm; lower mid (2) lobes longer, lanceolate, hirsute without. Corolla pinkish, 4.5 x 2.5 cm wide; tube 3 mm; limb 2-lipped, 4 + 1; upper lip ovate, 3 mm; lower lip 3.5 mm, hairy along throat. Stamens 4, didynamous, descending into lower lip; filaments 2 mm; anthers 2-celled. Disk anteriorly developed. Nutlets erect, basilar, enclosed in accrescent calyx.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-March
  District(s): Palakkad
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  Habitat: Scrub jungles and rocky slopes
  Distribution: India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink, Violet
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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