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  Plectranthus deccanicus
 
  Family: LAMIACEAE/LABIATAE
  Citation:  Plectranthus deccanicus Briq., Annuaire Conserv. Jard. Bot. Geneve Tab. tt. 105. 1910 & 106. 1912. Plectranthus fruticosus Wight ex Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 623. 1885, non L. Herit. 1788; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1122(785). 1924; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 322. 1998. Coleus fruticosus Benth. in DC., Prodr. 12: 78. 1848.
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  Description: Large shrubs; stem creeping at base, then with many stiff erect branches and very short internodes. Leaves in whorls, 4-8 per node, c. 8 x 2 mm, narrowly linear, apex acute, puberulous. Flowers pinkish, minute in dense, terminal spikes up to 5 cm long; bracts c. 2 mm long, persistent. Calyx c. 2 mm long, campanulate, pubescent; lobes triangular, erect or slightly inflexed. Corolla 1.5-2 mm long; tube c.1mm long; lobes ovate-oblong, obtuse, hairy without. Stamens 4, much exserted, bearded with purple hairs. Style flattened. Nutlets ellipsoid, smooth, yellowish brown.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-June
  District(s): Idukki
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  Habitat: Often grown as live fence in the high ranges
  Distribution: Peninsular India
  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
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  Localities: Kalvarimala
   
 
   
 
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