Flora of the Nilgiris

Family : Flora of Nilgiri Biosphere (Northern Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve)
Lamiaceae

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Orthosiphon thymiflorus (Roth) Sleesen

Leaf arrangement

Opposite decussate

Leaf Type

Simple

Leaf Shape

Ovate, Elliptic

Leaf Apex

Acute

Leaf Base

Truncate

Leaf Margin

Serrate

Habit : An aromatic erect herb.

Habitat and Distribution : Common on the slopes, in crevices of rocks, common, by arable lands or as colonizer along the road. Found on hills above 600m. Sri Lanka to Indo-China, Malaysia.

 

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Flower:

In axillary racemes, white. Flowering throughout the year.

Fruit :

A nutlet, erect, enclosed in enlarged, persistent calyx. Fruiting throughout the year.

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Lamiaceae