Anisomeles malabarica (L.) R.Br. ex Sims, Bot. Mag. 46: t. 2071 1819. (Syn. Ajuga fruticosa Roxb. [Illegitimate]; Anisomeles cuneata J.Jacq.; Anisomeles intermedia Wight ex Benth.; Craniotome mauritianum (Pers.) Bojer; Epimeredi malabaricus (L.) Rothm.; Nepeta malabarica L.; Nepeta pallida Salisb.; Stachys mauritiana Pers.; (=) Anisomeles salviifolia R. Br.);
Malabar Catmint • Hindi: Gopoli, Codhara • Marathi: गोजिभा Gojibha • Tamil: Peyimarutti • Malayalam: Perumtumpa, Karintumpa • Telugu: Moga-biran, Mogabheri • Kannada: ಕರಿತುಮ್ಬೀ Karitumbi, Gandubirana gida • Oriya: vଐକୁଂଠ Vaikuntha • Konkani: Kaktumbo • Sanskrit: महाद्रोणः Mahadronah, वैकुंठः Vaikunthah;
Perennial, semi-shrubby herb; stem to about 2 m high, much branched from base, subquadrangular, thickened below to 1.8 cm in diam., densely lanate. Leaves ovate-lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, 3.6-16 x 1.3-7 cm, narrowed and rounded at base, acute, crenate-serrate, slightly bullate and velvety lanate above, densely so beneath; petioles 0.7-3.5 cm long, stout, lanate. Racemes to 34.5 cm long; verticils close, dense; peduncles densely lanate. Floral leaves 8-10 mm long, densely lanate. Bracts linear, to 5 mm long. Calyx to 9 mm long; tube to 5 mm long, lanate without, glabrous within; lobes lanceolate, to 4 mm long, acuminate. Corolla 1.4-2 cm long; tube to 9 mm long, white, glabrous without; throat pilose towards base of lower lip; Upper lip oblong, 4-6 mm long, obtuse at apex, slightly arched, whitish; lower lip to 1 cm across, coral pink, with 2 white streaks towards base, pilulose without with gland-tipped hairs, the lateral lobes shallowly rounded, the median one larger, broadly orbicular, 2-fid. Style glabrous; branches linear, unequal. Nutlets ovoid, 2.5 x 1.5 mm, trigonous, glabrous, blackish-brown and shining.
Flowering and fruiting: November-December
Dry deciduous forests and scrub jungles
Indo-Malesia to Australia
Nagamalai 210713 TBN 2 for id : Attachments (5). 4 posts by 3 authors.
Please identify this plant details of which are as follows:
Date : 11.11.12
Location :Nagamalai hills, 20 km west of Madurai
Altitude :500 to 700 ft
Habitat :wild, base of rocky hill
Height :2 to 3 ft
Fruits :not seen
It looks like Anisomeles malabarica.
Yes Anisomeles malabarica from me too.
Location : Enabavi, Warrangal
Habit: herbaceaous erect weed with faint fragrant leaves
Can it be Anisomeles malabarica? It seems to be similar to what I had sent recently which was identified by … However, I do not know the differentiating features when compared with A indica.
I believe that these two show Ornithophily
( ?Pollination by birds) about which there was an article in Jbnhs by some one from Vizag 2 decades back.
It is Anisomeles malabarica (L.) R.Br. ex Sims; it is known as magabeera in telugu. It is common throughout A.P.
Seen on the outskirts of Nasik.
this is good
It is my pleasure to present few images of Anisomeles malabarica (Lamiaceae)
Habitat: Wild, Wasteland
Sighting: Gubbi, Tumkur, Karnataka, about 800 msl
nice. seems very popular with insects
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.
¿ Anisomeles indica ?
Thank you, checked a couple of leads for description as well as photos on flickr confirmed it to be Anisomeles indica
I think this is Anisomeles malabarica (L.) R.Br. ex Sims as per images herein.