Eusteralis deccanensis Panigrahi

 
  • Family : LAMIACEAE
    (MINT FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Lamiaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Pogostemon deccanensis (Panigrahi) Press; Dysophylla stellata auct. non Lour.; Mentha stellata Buch.-Ham. ex Roxb. 1832, non Lour.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Pogostemon deccanensis (Panigrahi) Press
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Wetlands
  • Comments / notes : Common in paddy fields, after harvest
  • Key identification features : A branched procumbent herb; spikes up to 6 cm long
  • Flower, Fruit : September-April
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Shivamogga district, Udupi district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Alappuzha district
  • Endemism : Western Ghats
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi district; Current Science, Vol. 105, No. 1, July 2013; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; 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=Eusteralis deccanensis. Downloaded on 13 December 2019.

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