Acanthaceae for id 301209MK1

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Muthu Karthick

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Dec 30, 2009, 6:59:58 AM12/30/09
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Dear all,
Please id this Acanthaceae member; local people use the crushed leaf (sap) as soap.
Location: Satyamangalam Scrub forest floor
Date: 10 Dec 2009
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Muthu Karthick

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Dec 31, 2009, 12:47:06 AM12/31/09
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Also this has succulent leaves
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R. Vijayasankar

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Dec 31, 2009, 12:57:50 AM12/31/09
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Hi, I think this is Plectranthus caninus (Lamiaceae), a strong-smelling succulent herb. 

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Muthu Karthick

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Dec 31, 2009, 1:16:30 AM12/31/09
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Many Thanks sir.

Muthu Karthick

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Jan 19, 2010, 7:54:50 AM1/19/10
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Attached picture shows  the inflorescence of Plectranthus sp.


On Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 11:27 AM, R. Vijayasankar <vijay.b...@gmail.com> wrote:
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