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  Pogostemon mollis
 
  Family: LAMIACEAE/LABIATAE
  Citation:  Pogostemon mollis Benth., Labiat. Gen. Spec. 155. 1833; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 635. 1885; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1134(793). 1924; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 222. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 382. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 371. 1994.
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  Description: Branched subshrub; branchlets several, hirsute, ascending. Leaves simple, opposite, ovate-orbicular, to 3 x 1.5 cm, apex acute, base cuneate to obtuse, margin crenate, tomentose; petiole to 0.5 cm. Racemes spicate, uninterrupted, to 9 cm, mostly terminal; bracts linear. Calyx-lobes 5, subequal, 4.5 mm, tomentose. Corolla white, 3 mm wide; limb obscurely 2-lipped; lobes 6 mm, obtuse. Stamens 4; 3 filaments longer, to 5 mm.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-February
  District(s): Idukki, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Kannur, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Rocky areas of grasslands
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Western Ghats
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  Altitude:
  Localities: Damsite, Lock-hert gap, Ponmudi
   
 
   
 
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