Anisomeles indica (L.) Kuntze

 
  • Family : LAMIACEAE
    (MINT FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Lamiaceae
  • Basionym : Nepeta indica L.
  • Synonym(s) : Anisomeles ovata R.Br.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Anisomeles indica (L.) Kuntze
  • Common name : Indian Catmint
  • Vernacular name : Kaalachitta (Hindi); Hennu karitumbe (Kannada); Vattasadachi (Tamil); Gopali (Marathi); Chedayan, Karithumba (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Mixed deciduous forests and wastelands
  • Comments / notes : Plant is carminative, astringent and tonic
  • Flower, Fruit : October-April
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy, Arun Singh, Navendu Page & K. Sankara Rao; Raja K. Swamy
  • Collection Date : 23-03-2016; 13-12-2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0597; HJCB-E-376
  • Collection Locality : Karadyur, Yercaud, Salem district (TN); Batrepalli, Anantapur district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Anantapur district
    • Karnataka : All districts of Karnataka
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Tamil Nadu : Salem district
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : Indo-Malesia and China
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan; Gowda, 2004 - Sringeri; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 – Flora of Bangalore; Rao & Razi, 1981 – Flora of Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Anisomeles indica. Downloaded on 5 December 2019.

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