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  Anisochilus carnosus
 
  Family: LAMIACEAE/LABIATAE
  Citation:  Anisochilus carnosus (L. f.) Wall. ex Benth. in Wall., Pl. Asiat. Rar. 2: 18. 1830; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 627. 1885; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1127(788). 1924; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 235. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 319. 1984; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 361. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 322. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 633. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 372. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 364. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 285. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 11,17. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 358. 1996; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 543. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 316. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 246. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 245. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 397. 2005; Suddee & Paton, Kew Bull. 64: 240. 2009; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 573. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 648. 2009. Lavandula carnosa L. f., Suppl. Pl. 273. 1781.
  Malayalam Name(s): Chomara, Karpooravalli, Kattukoorkka, Kurangupacha, Mathilkkoorka, Patukoorkka
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Thick leaved lavender
  Description: Semisucculent annual herbs, branchlets pubescent. Leaves simple, opposite, 2-5 x 2-3.5 cm, broadly ovate, apex obtuse,base turncate or cordate, margin crenate-serrate, verrucose above, pubescent below, subsucculent; petiole to 4 cm long. Flowers in terminal simple or panicled, 1.5-3 cm long, oblong spikes. Calyx 4 mm long, tubular, mouth oblique, 2-lipped, acute; upper lip pubescent without, deflexed in fruits. Corolla purple, 1 cm long, lobes 5, 2-lipped, upper lip entire, lower 4-lobed. Stamens 4, exserted; filaments connate at base forming a sheath. Fruits of 4, ovoid nutlets; seeds orbicular, smooth.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-December
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: In rocky areas among grasses and sedges
  Distribution: South India, Sri Lanka and Myanmar
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Blue, Violet
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Peechi, Churullipetty, Thekkady, Vengoli, Vallicode, Tolpetty, Pothundy, Nootavanpara, Nedumkayam, Machiri, Thenmalai
   
 
   
 
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