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  Lantana indica
 
  Family: VERBENACEAE
  Citation:  Lantana indica Roxb., Fl. Ind. 3: 89. 1832; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 562. 1885; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1087(761). 1924; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 215. 1988; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 75. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 311. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 241. 1999; Rajendran & Daniel, Indian Verbenaceae 185. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 641. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Arippu, Kuzhaloothipalam
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Subshrubs, densely covered with bulbous based hairs. Leaves to 8 x 5 cm, ovate, acute at apex, rounded at base, crenate, densely bulbous based hairy; nerves 6 pairs; petiole to 1 cm long. Spikes 1.5-2 cm long, axillary, solitary on long peduncles; lowers bracts 13 x 9 mm, ovate, acute, cordate at base; floral bracts smaller, 10 x 5 mm, lanceolate. Flowers densely packed; calyx 1 mm long, truncate, ciliate; corolla tube 7 mm long, hispid, lobes rounded. Berry 6 x 6 mm, reddish brown, smooth.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-January
  District(s): Idukki, Palakkad, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Dry deciduous forests and grasslands
  Distribution: Ethiopia to South Africa, Arabian Peninsula to Indo-China
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink, Rose
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Chinnar, Mangaladevi, Anawayi border
   
 
   
 
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