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  Plectranthus beddomei
 
  Family: LAMIACEAE/LABIATAE
  Citation:  Plectranthus beddomei Raizada, Indian For. 84: 503. 1958. Coleus urticifolius Benth. in A.P.de Candolle, Prodr. 12: 78. 1848. Plectranthus urticifolius (Benth.) Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 622. 1885, nom. illeg.; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1122(785). 1924; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 536. 2002.
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  Description: Erect shrubs. Leaves opposite, 5-9 x 4-8 cm, broadly ovate, acuminate at apex, round to cordate at base, glabrous on both sides, white warted on petioles and main nerves; venation prominent below; margins dentate. Inflorescence terminal panicles. Flowers 1-1.2 cm across on opening. Calyx 0.1-0.15 cm long. Corolla purple; tube 0.5-0.6 cm long, broadly dilated at throat, slender at base, 2-lipped; upper lip ca 0.4 cm long, 4-lobed; lower 0.5-0.6 cm long, boat-shaped, entire.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-November
  District(s): Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grasslands
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Violet
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 1300-1500
  Localities: Pongalapara
   
 
   
 
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