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  Pogostemon vestitus
 
  Family: LAMIACEAE/LABIATAE
  Citation:  Pogostemon vestitus Benth. in Wall., Pl. Asiat. Rar. 1: 31. 1830; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 636. 1885; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1134 (793). 1924; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 223. 1988.
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  Description: Subshrubs; densely woolly with ascending branches up to about 45 cm long. Leaves opposite, to 3 x 2 cm, ovate, obtuse, truncate at base, crenate, thick and tomentose; petioles short. Flowers small in dense spicate, racemes, 7-8 cm long; bracts and bracteoles linear. Calyx tomentose, lobes pointed. Corolla pale blue. Stamens 4, exserted, subequal; filaments bearded; anther-cells confluent. Disk subentire. Ovary 4-partite; style slender, 2-fid with slender stigmatic lobes. Nutlets ovoid.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-January
  District(s): Palakkad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grasslands
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink, White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Endangered (EN)
  Altitude:
  Localities: Poochapara
   
 
   
 
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