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  Stachytarpheta mutabilis
 
  Family: VERBENACEAE
  Citation:  Stachytarpheta mutabilis (Jacq.) Vahl, Enum Pl. 1: 208. 1804; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1090(763). 1924; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 227. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 316. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 297. 1985; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 358. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 369. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 361. 1994; Rajendran & Daniel, Indian Verbenaceae 312. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 644. 2009. Verbena mutabilis Jacq., Collect. 5:334. 1788.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Pink snakeweed
  Description: A shrub usually 1-2 m tall, mostly pubescent throughout. Leaves 6-15 cm long and 4-8 cm wide, ovate or oval-oblong, varying to oblong-lanceolate or subcordate-ovate, margins crenate or serrate, apex acute, base narrowed and decurrent into petiole, scabrous above and pubescent beneath. Flowers crimson fading to rose, borne on spikes 30-60 cm long. Fruits (capsules) cylindrical, c.0.6 cm long.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-March
  District(s): Kasaragode, Kollam, Palakkad, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikkode, Wayanad, Thrissur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as garden plants
  Distribution: Native of Tropical America
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Red
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Kannoth, Manantody, Taliparamba, Olavakkot
   
 
   
 
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