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  Pogostemon wightii
 
  Family: LAMIACEAE/LABIATAE
  Citation:  Pogostemon wightii Benth. in Wall., Pl. Asiat. Rar. 1: 31. 1830; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 635. 1885; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1134 (793). 1924; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 372. 1994; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 55. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 325. 1998.
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  Description: Subshrubs; branches quadrangular, strigose. Leaves 5-6 x 3-4 cm, ovate, acute at apex, rounded at base, densely strigose, irregularly crenate; nerves 4 pairs. Spikes 4-8 cm long, 1-1.5 cm broad, terminal, continuous with peduncled clusters of flowers, axis densely hairy; bracts linear, ciliate. Flowers perpendicular to the axis; calyx 4 mm long, lobes with bristles along margins; corolla 5 mm long; middle lobe of upper lip narrower, hairy; filaments bearded. Nutlets biconvex to triangular, brown, smooth.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-January
  District(s): Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Shola forests
  Distribution: Southern 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: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Brook's peak
   
 
   
 
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