Anisomeles malabarica (L.) R.Br. ex Sims

 
  • Family : LAMIACEAE
    (MINT FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Lamiaceae
  • Basionym : Nepeta malabarica L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Anisomeles malabarica (L.) R.Br. ex Sims
  • Common name : Malabar Catmint
  • Vernacular name : Codhara (Hindi); Karithumbi, Gandubiranagida (Kannada); Aruvaachadachi (Tamil); Magabeer pathri (Telugu); Vaikunthah, Alamoola (Sanskrit); Karimthumba, Karithumba (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Dry deciduous forests and scrub jungles
  • Comments / notes : Often on plains to 500m in aggregate clumps, in wasteland, stream banks, along fences etc.
  • Flower, Fruit : October-December
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Ballari district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Kollam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Alagar Hills (Madurai district), Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Shevaroy Hills, Kalrayan Hills, Bodamalai Hills (Salem district), Pachamalai Hills (Tiruchirapalli district), Chitteri Hills, Yelagiri Hills (Vellore district), Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district), Piranmalai Hills (Sivaganga district), Theerthamalai Hills, Dharmapuri Hills (Dharmapuri district), Gingee Hill (Villipuram district), Javadu Hills (Tiruvannamalai district)
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : Indo-Malesia to Australia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; 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.
  • 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 malabarica. Downloaded on 17 August 2019.

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