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  Pogostemon speciosus
 
  Family: LAMIACEAE/LABIATAE
  Citation:  Pogostemon speciosus Benth. in Wall., Pl. Asiat. Rar. 1: 31. 1830; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 637. 1885; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1134(793). 1924; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 324. 1998.
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  Description: Erect shrubs; stem covered with deflexed hairs. Leaves to 7 x 5 cm, ovate, rounded at base, irregularly crenate, strigose; nerves 5-pairs. Spikes 10 cm long, solitary terminal; rachis reflexed hairy; bracts and bracteoles minute, linear. Flowers many, perpendicular to the axis or deflexed; calyx 6 mm long, lobes acute to acuminate, strigose along the nerves outside; corolla yellow to white, 11 mm long, lobes obtuse, hairy; filaments hairy at extreme base; ovary densely glandular.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-January
  District(s): Idukki
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  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: South India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow, White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Vellimala
   
 
   
 
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