Plectranthus caninus Roth

 
  • Family : LAMIACEAE
    (MINT FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Lamiaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Coleus caninus (Roth) Vatke; Coleus spicatus Benth.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Plectranthus caninus Roth
  • Vernacular name : Kurangupacha (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Dry deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Often cultivated and sometimes naturalized in the wild.
  • Flower, Fruit : October-February
  • Collection Nos : CJS 11342, CJS 12007
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kadapa district, Guntur district, Kurnool district
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Chikkamagaluru district, Hassan district, Kolar district, Mysuru district
    • Kerala : 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 : India
  • World Distribution : India; Cultivated; also runs wild in New Guinea
  • 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; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Flora of Bangalore district, Karnataka state; 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=Plectranthus caninus. Downloaded on 8 December 2019.

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