Plectranthus wightii Benth.

 
  • Family : LAMIACEAE
    (Mint Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : TULSI FAMILY (तुलसी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Lamiaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Plectranthus pulneyensis Hook.f.; Isodon wightii (Benth.) H.Hara
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Isodon wightii (Benth.) H.Hara
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Grasslands
  • Comments / notes : In moist and shady places on hills, along stream banks and shola floor
  • Flower, Fruit : December-February
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy & Neol Sebastian; C. Saldanha
  • Collection Date : 13-01-2019, 25-06-1959
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-2266, CS 4028
  • Collection Locality : Kakkachi, KMTR, Tirunelveli district, Tamil Nadu; Kodaikanal, Dindigul district (TN)
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Shevaroy Hills (Salem district), The Nilgiri district, Tirunelveli district, Dindigul district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • World Distribution : India
  • 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
    • 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.
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Plectranthus wightii. Downloaded on 13 June 2024.

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