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  Pogostemon travancoricus
 
  Family: LAMIACEAE/LABIATAE
  Citation:  Pogostemon travancoricus Bedd., Ic. t. 159. 1868-1874; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 63. 1885; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1135(794). 1924; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 327. 1984; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 372. 1994; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 324. 1998; Gopalan & Henry, Endemic Pl. Agasthiyamala 344. 2000; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 539. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 403. 2005. Pogostemon travancoricus Bedd. var. devicolamensis Shetty. & Vivek., Bull. Bot. Surv. India 15: 157. 1973.
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  Description: Subshrubs; branches quadrangular, puberulus. Leaves to 8 x 5 cm, ovate, acute at apex, rounded at base, crenate-serrate, minutely pubescent above, scabrous below; petiole 7 cm long, tomentose. Spike to 15 cm long, terminal, solitary; rachis with retrose hairs. Flowers sessile, densely packed, deflexed; calyx 7 mm long, 12-ribbed; lobes hairy; corolla yellow, 10 mm long, lobes obtuse, revolute at apex, hairy filaments 12 mm long, well excerted, hairy at base, ovary rugose, hairy. Nutlets quadrangular, smooth
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-May
  District(s): Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram
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  Habitat: Open areas in evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  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
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Critically Endangered (CR)
  Altitude: 1000-1600
  Localities: Udumbatheri, Chokkampatti hills, Agastyarkudam, Pongalapara
   
 
   
 
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