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  Plectranthus malabaricus
 
  Family: LAMIACEAE/LABIATAE
  Citation:  Plectranthus malabaricus (Benth.) Willemse, Blumea 25: 509. 1979; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 370. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 328. 1989; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 369. 1994; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 249. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 660. 2009. Coleus malabaricus Benth. in Wall., Pl. Asiat. Rar. 2: 16. 1830; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 626. 1885; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1124(786). 1924; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 320. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 302. 1985; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 217. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 375. 1990; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 23,37. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 359. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 248. 1997; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 54. 1998; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 545. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 317. 1998; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 531. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 398. 2005.
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  Description: Herbs, stem 4-angled, purplish. Leaves simple, opposite, to 15 x 13 cm, ovate, obtuse or acute, base truncate or subcordate, puberulous; lateral nerves 4 or 5 pairs; petiole to 10 cm long. Panicles terminal, to 30 cm long. Calyx striate, upper lip broadly ovate, lower 3-lobed, lobes ovate-lanceolate. Corolla white with purple tinge, 1 cm long. Stamens exserted, filaments glabrous. Nutlets smooth.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-December
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: South India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Purple, Blue, Violet
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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  Altitude: 700-1200
  Localities: Sholayar, Karimala Hills, Rosemala, Umiyar, Udumbatheri, Vellimala, Pooppara, Karimala, Pandaravarai, Mannavan shola, Damsite, Kakki dam area, Manantody, on way to Periya, Konnakadu, Ampumala, Athirumala, Bonaccord
   
 
   
 
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