Plectranthus barbatus Andrews

  • Family : LAMIACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Lamiaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Coleus barbatus (Andrews) Benth. ex G.Don; Coleus forskohlii auct. non (Willd.) Briq. 1897.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Plectranthus barbatus Andrews
  • Vernacular name : Makanthi, Panikoorka (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Grasslands and dry deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on hills above 500m on exposed rock slopes, in shallow moist soil among rocks and gregarious in fields.
  • Flower, Fruit : October-February
  • Collection Nos : KFP 2234
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Mysuru district, Uttara Kannada district, Bengaluru district, Belagavi district, Chikkamagaluru district, Chitradurga district, Dakshina Kannada district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Tumakuru district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Idukki district
    • Tamil Nadu : Alagar Hills (Madurai district), Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Shevaroy Hills (Salem district), Kalrayan Hills (Salem district), Pachamalai Hills (Tiruchirapalli district), Bodamalai Hills (Salem district), Chitteri Hills (Vellore district), Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district), Yelagiri Hills (Vellore district), Dharmapuri Hills (Dharmapuri district), Piranmalai Hills (Sivaganga district), Theerthamalai Hills (Dharmapuri district), Gingee Hill (Villipuram district), Javadu Hills (Tiruvannamalai district)
  • Native : Africa, Asia
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Tropical East-Africa, Madagascar, West Asia, Himalayas
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; Sharma B.D, 1984 - Flora of Karnataka Analysis; 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. barbatus. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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