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  Teucrium tomentosum
 
  Family: LAMIACEAE/LABIATAE
  Citation:  Teucrium tomentosum Heyne ex Benth. in Wall., Pl. Asiat. Rar. 1: 58. 1830; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 700. 1885; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1158(809). 1924; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 365. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 326. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 254. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 252. 2002.
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  Description: Erect shrubs; branchlets tomentose. Leaves simple, opposite, to11 x 6 cm, ovate, acute at apex, rounded at base, crenate, hairy along nerves; petiole 1-3 cm long. Racemes panicled, terminal and axillary; bracts 3 mm long, ovate, small; flowers closely packed; pedicellate. Calyx 6 mm long, lobed near the apex, lobes equal, acute, hairy. Corolla yellow to white, 11 mm long, upper lip absent, lower lip 3-lobed, lateral lobes smaller. Stamens didynamous, filaments glabrous; anthers reniform. Style filiform, stigma bifid. Nutlets 4, basely united, globular, reticulately pitted, glandular.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-December
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Thrissur, Kannur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grasslands and moist deciduous forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
  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
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  Localities: Karimala Hills, Nellimedu, Olikkudy, Mangaladevi, Karimala, Devicolam
   
 
   
 
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