Plant for id -4

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Padmanabhan Geetha

Jan 23, 2009, 11:56:05 AM1/23/09
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Dear All
The plant that i am posting grows about 2 kms away from the Eastern coast of kanyakumari. the general plant profile of that area is thorny scrub.
This is a herbaceous plant and the flowers are actually pink in colour. Because of the shade I guess, my camera kept producing a blue colour.  Advice  is also welcome as to what to do under such circumstances, because most of the pink coloured flowers phtographed recently are coming out as blue coloured.
Plant is quite hairy and i though it probably belonged to Family Labiatae? Does it? It grows amongst the flowers that i have posted earlier Id reqested please.

Thanking all of you in advance
Herbaceous plant for id.jpg
Herbaceous plant for id -flower.jpg

Dinesh Valke

Jan 23, 2009, 12:13:07 PM1/23/09
to Padmanabhan Geetha,, wildflowerindia
¿ Anisomeles indica ?

Padmanabhan Geetha

Jan 26, 2009, 11:00:08 AM1/26/09
to Dinesh Valke,, wildflowerindia
Thank you, checked a couple of leads for description as well as photos on flickr  confirmed it to be Anisomeles indica
Information given below appears woth the flickr image of the same.
Common name: Indian Catmint, Malabar catmint • Hindi: काला भंग्रा Kala bhangra, Gobara • Manipuri: থোইদিঙ অঙৌবা Thoiding angouba • Marathi: गोपाली Gopali • Malayalam: Chedayan • Telugu: adabeera • Kannada: Mangamari soppu • Bengali: gobura, gopali, apang • Konkani: गोपाली Gopali
Botanical name: Anisomeles indica
Family: Lamiaceae (Mint family)

Synonyms: Anisomeles ovata, Epimeredi indica, Nepeta indica, Marrubium indicum

thank you Dinsesh ji
best wishes

Padmanabhan Geetha

Jan 26, 2009, 11:09:22 AM1/26/09
to Dinesh Valke,, wildflowerindia
Some more info about Anisomeles indica

Used in traditional medicine.
An study by Daizy R. Batish of Department of Botany, Panjab University, India, shows that mulch of its leaf and root powder holds good promise for use as a natural herbicide for managing weeds in wheat fields.

J.M. Garg

Jan 27, 2009, 10:54:44 PM1/27/09
to Padmanabhan Geetha, Dinesh Valke,
Thanks, Dinesh ji.
From Indiantreepix Database:
Anisomeles ovata (syn. A. indica, Nepeta indica, Phlomis indica)  Lamiaceae MALABAR CATMINT, Indian Catmint, Chodhara, Gopali, KABLING-PARANG, Kala bhangra at Bhadreshwar, Hooghly, West Bengal on 19/10/2007; in Vellore, Tamilnadu- Oct.' 08; on 18/10/08 in Narshapur forest near Hyderabad; North Bengal flowers- Oct.'08; PLANT FOR IDENTIFICATION - 16 - indiantreepix | Google Groups Fwd: Re: [Indiantreepix] PLANT FOR IDENTIFICATION - 16 - indiantreepix | Google Groups Id please DSC03137, DSC03145 - indiantreepix | Google Groups TrekNature | Anisomeles indica Photo Kabling-parang / Anisomeles indica / MALABAR CATMINT: Philippine Medicinal Herbs / StuartXchange Anisomeles indica on Flickr - Photo Sharing! North Bengal flowers - ID request - 3 - indiantreepix | Google Groups

2009/1/26 Padmanabhan Geetha <>

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JM Garg

Jul 22, 2017, 10:43:38 AM7/22/17
to efloraofindia, Padmanabhan Geetha, DineshValke
I think this is Anisomeles malabarica (L.) R.Br. ex Sims as per images herein.
Herbaceous plant for id.jpg
Herbaceous plant for id -flower.jpg
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