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  Hyptis suaveolens
 
  Family: LAMIACEAE/LABIATAE
  Citation:  Hyptis suaveolens (L.) Poit., Ann. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris 7: 472. t.27. f.2. 1806; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 630. 1885; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1129(789). 1924; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 240. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 321. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 304. 1985; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 364. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 324. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 644. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 376. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 365. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 285. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 17. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 360. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 248. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 547. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 319. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 248. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 246. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 532. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 400. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 577. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 650. 2009. Ballota suaveolens L., Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1100. 1759.
  Malayalam Name(s): Nattapoochedi
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Shrubs, to 1.5 m high; stem obtusely 4-angular, viscous hairy. Leaves simple, opposite, to 7 x 5 cm, ovate, acute, hispid below, glabrate above; lateral nerves 5-7 pairs; petole to 3 cm long. Flowers in axillary short cymose racemes. Calyx tube 8 mm long, tubular, 10-ribbed, glandular hairy, teeth spinulose, 4 mm long. Corolla 5 mm long, lobes short, glabrous inside, blue. Stamens 4, declinate, filaments free, pubescent; anthers confluent. Ovary 4-partite; style subentire. Nutlets 4 x 2.5 mm, oblong, compressed, with a ridge on dorsal surface, pubescent, deep brown, mucilaginous when wet.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-February
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Degraded moist and dry deciduous forests and wastelands
  Distribution: Originally from America now Pantropical
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Blue
  Weed: Yes
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 300-700
  Localities: Peechi, Kattalappara, Karimutty, Thekkady, Vengoli, Plapally, Kannoth, Tellicherry, Payyavur, Sreekantapuram, Mundurapalai river side, Chindaki forest, Walayar, Thenkara, Kasaragod, Vandanam, Nedumkayam, Vadapuram, Thenmalai, Bonaccord
   
 
   
 
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