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  Pogostemon atropurpureus
 
  Family: LAMIACEAE/LABIATAE
  Citation:  Pogostemon atropurpureus Benth. in DC., Prodr. 12: 154. 1848; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 636. 1885; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1134(793). 1924.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kuzhaloothipazham
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Erect shrubs; branches velvety having the hair reflexed. Leaves opposite, up to 10 x 5 cm, ovate, acute, cuneate often unequally at base, doubly crenate, dark velvety on both sides, long-petioled,. Racemes up to 20 cm long, nearly 2.5 cm in diameter, whorls of racemules very crowded except one or two lower, spreading or reflexed. Flowers small, dark purple. Calyx very densely villous, tubular, equally 5-lobed, lobes short. Corolla-tube slender, exserted. Stamens 4, exserted, subequal; filaments not bearded, but usually slightly villous at base; anther-cells confluent. Ovary 4-partite; style slender, 2-fid with slender stigmatic lobes. Fruit of 4 smooth, dry nutlets, one face often angled.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-May
  District(s): Palakkad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Moist deciduous forests
  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: Vulnerable (VU)
  Altitude:
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