Pogostemon purpurascens Dalzell

 
  • Family : LAMIACEAE
    (MINT FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Lamiaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Pogostemon purpurascens Dalzell
  • Vernacular name : Poothachida (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous and semi-Evergreen forests, also in plains
  • Comments / notes : Not common
  • Key identification features : An erect branched herb; stems and branches softly hairy with spreading hairs
  • Flower, Fruit : October-January
  • Collection Nos : CJS 12535, KFP 5374
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district, Udupi district, Hassan district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Southwest India
  • World Distribution : South West India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi District; 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=Pogostemon purpurascens. Downloaded on 12 December 2019.

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