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  Orthosiphon aristatus
 
  Family: LAMIACEAE/LABIATAE
  Citation:  Orthosiphon aristatus (Blume) Miq., Fl. Ind. Bat. 2: 943. 1858; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 363. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 249. 2002; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 583. 2009. Ocimum aristatum Blume, Bijdr. 833. 1826. Orthosiphon stamineus Benth. in Wall., Pl. Asiat. Rar. 2: 15. 1830; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 615. 1885; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1115(780). 1924.
  Malayalam Name(s): Poochameesa
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Java tea
  Description: Diffusely branched perennial herbs. Leaves simple, opposite, 3-6.5 x 1.2- 3.5 cm, rhomboid to ovate-deltoid, apex acute, base cuneate, margins serrate from about the middle upwards, glandular-punctate beneath. Recemes 8-16 cm long; verticils lax; peduncle strigulose with purplish hairs; bracts c.1 x 2 mm, broadly ovate. Calyx tube to 3 mm long, 10-nerved; upper lip to 3 mm long, broadly ovate, purplish; lower lip longer. Corolla white, tomentose without; tube 1-1.5 cm long; upper lip orbicular; lower lip as long as upper, boat-shaped. Stamens exserted; filaments to 3 cm long. Nutlets c. 2 mm long, ovoid-oblong.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-December
  District(s): Palakkad, Alappuzha, Thrissur, Kannur
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Moist deciduous forests, also in the plains
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Peechi, Kariamchola, Bharanikkavu
   
 
   
 
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