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  Anisomeles indica
 
  Family: LAMIACEAE/LABIATAE
  Citation:  Anisomeles indica (L.) O. Ktze., Rev. Gen. Pl. 2: 512. 1891; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1140(797). 1924; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 240. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 320. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 301. 1985; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 216. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 362. 1988; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 634. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 373. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 364. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 289. 1995; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 359. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 247. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 544. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 317. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 246. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 245. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 530. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 398. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 573. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 649. 2009. Nepeta indica L., Sp. Pl. 571. 1753. Anisomeles ovata R. Br. in Ait.f., Hort. Kew. (ed. 2) 3: 364. 1811; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 672. 1885. Anisomeles heyneana Benth. in Wall., Pl. Asiat. Rar. 1: 59. 1830; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 672. 1885; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1140(797). 1924.
  Malayalam Name(s): Chedayan, Karithumba
  Tamil name(s):
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  Description: Erect, aromatic woody herbs, 1-1.5 m high, stem 4-angled, grooved on opposite sides, densely pubescent. Leaves simple, opposite, 3-7 x 2.5-4.5 cm, broadly ovate to obovate, apex acute, base turncate, margin coarsely serrate-crenate, tomentose on both sides; petiole to 3 cm long. Flowers in axillary sessile clusters or in terminal interrupted spikes. Calyx campanulate; tube 4-5 mm long; lobes 5. ca. 2 mm long, ovate, ciliate on margin. Corolla pale pink, 1-1.4 cm long, 2-lipped. Stamens 4, didynamous, exserted; filaments hairy; anthers of upper pair 2-celled, of lower 1-celled. Ovary 4-partite; style slender; stigma 2-fid; disc subentire. Nutlets 4, lenticular, reddish-brown.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-April
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Dry and moist deciduous forests and wastelands
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia and China
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink, White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 300-800
  Localities: Peechi, Rosemala, Kattalappara, Chinnar, Thekkady, Karimala, Pathenthode, Campshed area, Tiruvalla, Upper Moozhiar, Pappinisseri, Taliparamba, on way to Kannoth, Thiruvizhamkunnu, Vandanam, Nellikuth, Karulai, Arikode, Kulathupuzha, Rockwood, Ariankavu,
   
 
   
 
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