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  Salvia leucantha
 
  Family: LAMIACEAE/LABIATAE
  Citation:  Salvia leucantha Cav., Ic. 1: 16, t. 24. 1791; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 665. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Mexican Bush Sage
  Description: Diffuse subshrub; branchlets with deciduous white tomentum. Leaves narrow, oblong-lanceolate, to 9 x 2 cm, base truncate, margin crenate, apex acute, white tomentose below; petiole to 1.3 cm. Racemes to 15 cm; verticils interrupted. Calyx violet to purple, 1 x 0.6 cm, densely woolly without, upper lip entire, lower one equally 2-fid. Corolla white, 1.8 x 0.7 cm wide, throat swollen, limb lanate. Stamens 2; staminodes 0. filaments 4 mm, connectives deflexed, 6 mm, articulate. Ovary 4-celled and lobed; ovule 1 per cell, basal; style 2 cm, pubescent. Nutlets 4, ovoid, compressed.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-May
  District(s): Idukki, Wayanad, Palakkad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as garden plant, getting naturalised in the High Ranges
  Distribution: Native of Tropical America
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Violet, Purple
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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