Nature's Lamp | Wayanad flora #18 | Anisochilus carnosus from Phantom rock

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raghu ananth

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May 12, 2011, 4:52:53 PM5/12/11
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Just as the kuthu vilakku (traditional lamp), brightens up even the darkest of corners,,,
Here is nature's 'kuthu vilakku' lending a dash of colour to the starkest of landscapes !

Phantom rock, Wayanad

10 Jan 2011



Anisochilus carnosus    Family: Lamiaceae (Mint family)
( Hope the ID is correct )


From  

Kannada-English dictionary

 By Rev. Ferdinand. Kittel, German priest.
Kannada Name Patri gida
A Herb, the thick-leaved lavender 
Anisochilus carnosus    (Wall. St. & PL)


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Wayanad flora #18 | Anisochilus carnosus  from Phantom rock 

Date/Time-10 Jan 2011
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- Phantom rock, Waynad, Kerala
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-, Wild, Hilly rock slopes
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb-Herb
Height/Length-approx - 1.5 ft approx
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- Shape - No leaves, 
Inflorescence Type/ Size- 
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts - Purple, 2-3cms,
Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- --NA--
Other Information like Fragrance, Pollinator, Uses etc.- 

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Raghu


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