Plectranthus mollis (Aiton) Spreng.

  • Family : LAMIACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Lamiaceae
  • Species : Plectranthus mollis
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Plectranthus mollis (Aiton) Spreng.
  • Collection Nos : HFP 525, HFP 2168
  • Endemism : India
  • Key identification features : An erect herb with fleshy stem and branches upto 80 cm tall, puberulous, stem is thick and fleshy, tumid below the nodes. Leaves are chartaceous, ovate, pubescent beneath, glabrous above, lateral nerves 3-5 pairs. Flowers are in few-flowered cymes, bracts are ovate, 3.5 cm long. Calyx 3 mm long, glabrous within, 2-lipped. Upper lip is broadly ovate, lower lip lobes are lanceolate. Corolla pale lilac, or light blue, tube is gibbous, decurved about the middle. 4-lobed with lobes being shallow. Nutlets are subglobose, reddish-brown, dotted with brown spots, smooth and about 1.5 mm across.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Native : India
  • Comments : Occasional along roadsides
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Belgaum, Chikamagalur, Chitradurga, Davanagere, Dharwad, Hassan, Kodagu, Mysore, Shimoga, Tumkur, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Dakshina Kannada
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara


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