Endostemon viscosus (Roth) M.R.Ashby

 
  • Family : LAMIACEAE
    (Mint Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : TULSI FAMILY (तुलसी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : LAMIACEAE
  • Basionym : Ocimum viscosum Roth
  • Synonym(s) : Orthosiphon tomentosum Benth.; Ocimum diffusum Benth.; Orthosiphon diffusus (Benth.) Benth.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Endostemon viscosus (Roth) M.R.Ashby
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Scrub jungles and rocky slopes
  • Comments / notes : Often grows on well exposed rocks and bare soil in foothills to 1500 m of scrub to deciduous forests.
  • Flower, Fruit : July-January
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K.Swamy; K.Sankara Rao, Raja K.Swamy, Arun Singh R & Siddharth
  • Collection Date : 19-05-2010; 25-10-2014
  • Collection Nos : FAP 39162; HJCB-0058
  • Collection Locality : Sunnipenta to Atamkur, Kurnool district (AP); K.P.Dam, Tirumala Hills, Chittoor district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Chittoor district, Kadapa district
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Chikkamagaluru district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Mysuru district, Tumakuru district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district
    • Tamil Nadu : Common
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • 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; 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 district; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 – Flora of Bangalore; Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District
  • 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=Endostemon viscosus. Downloaded on 28 September 2020.

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