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  Hyptis capitata
 
  Family: LAMIACEAE/LABIATAE
  Citation:  Hyptis capitata Jacq., Ic. Pl. Rar. 1: 11. t.114. 1781-86; Varghese, Journ. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 76: 200. 1979; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 321. 1984; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 643. 1990; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 546. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 318. 1998. Hyptis rhomboidea M.Martens & Galeotti, Bull. Acad. Roy. Sci. Bruxelles 11: 188. 1844; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 400. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 577. 2009.
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  Description: Shrubs, to 2 m tall; stem hollow when old, furrowed or obscurely 4-angled, puberulus. Leaves broadly elliptic to lanceolate, scabrid, nerves 5-7 pairs, oblique. Heads 1-2.5 cm across, on long peduncle, axillary and terminal. Flowers numerous, densely packed; calyx 7 mm long in fruit, glandular, lobes 5-7, acute to acuminate, united well above the middle; corolla 4 mm long, white. Nutlets smooth, black.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-January
  District(s): All Districts
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  Habitat: Degraded forests and wastelands
  Distribution: Native of Tropical America; naturalised in some parts of India and Malesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: Yes
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Koruthode, Tiruvalla, Nilambur, Kavalam
   
 
   
 
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