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  Gomphostemma keralensis
 
  Family: LAMIACEAE/LABIATAE
  Citation:  Gomphostemma keralensis Vivek., Gopalan & Ansari, Kew Bull. 38: 189. 1984; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 218. 1988; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 318. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 246. 2002.
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  Description: Subshrubs; stem quadrangular, stellately tomentose. Leaves 26 x 10 cm, elliptic-oblanceolate, dentate, acuminate; petiole to 10.6 cm long. Flowers 10-15, sessile, axillary; bracts elliptic, acute; calyx 12 mm long, lobed to the middle; lobes ovate, subulate; corolla 8 mm long; upper lip ovate, rounded; lower lip 3-lobed, lobes oblong, rounded, midlobe smaller than the lateral lobes, filaments hairy. Nutlets oblong-ellipsoid, pubescent.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-November
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Thrissur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats (Kerala)
  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: Kerala
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Pooppara, Thekkady, below Poochapara, Poochapara, Kulamavu
   
 
   
 
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