Roylea cinerea (D.Don) Baill. , Hist. Pl. 11: 26 1892. (Syn: Ballota cinerea D.Don; Phlomis calycina Roxb.; Roylea calycina (Roxb.) Briq.; Roylea elegans Wall. ex Benth.);
 
Common name: Ashy Roylea • Hindi: kararoi tila
pati, patkarru, titpatti;
Medium sized shrub reaching 1.7 m with finely tomentose branches; leaves opposite, ovate, crenate, up to 2.5-4 cm long, sparsely hairy on upper surface, hairy and gland-dotted beneath; flowers in axillary clusters, white, tinged with pink; calyx tube cylindric, 10-nerved, 6-8 mm long, lobes oblong, obtuse, persistent in fruit, 6-9 mm long; corolla limb 2-lipped, upper lip entire, erect, lower 3-lobed, middle lobe longest; stamens 4, in unequal pairs under the upper lip, lower pair longer; nutlets truncate.

Decoction of leaves is used as tonic and febrifuge.  
 

This shrub was recorded from Chakrata area, though not much common there..
Roylea cinerea..

Roylea cinerea from Chakrata, Uttrakhand: This is the first identified upload from Chakrata region which was shot during our recent survey of the area. The identification credit goes to …. This was a shrub, which we earlier reported from Morni Hills, Haryana. Identification, however, could not be reached until today’s mail of ….

Roylea cinerea (D. Don) Baill.
A shrub with hairy, petiolate leaves, leaf blade ovate, deeply crenate; inflorescence upto 6-flowered thyrsoid cyme; calyx tubular, 5-lobed, lobes equal or subequal, oblong-elliptic, narrowed at base;* *corolla* *strongly 2-lipped, pink to white.

Here are mine pics from same place 


A strange looking flower… Kalatope id Al041412:  A strange looking flower from the Chamera Dam side…
Location Kalatope, Chamba
Altitude 1200 mts
Habit herb
Habitat wild
Height 24-30 inches
Season April


This one is for sure Roylea cineraria….Lamiaceae, a plant much disccused earlier.


Here are the links to older threads

These are fruits with persisting calyx.
Persisting calyx either provide protection to the fruit at the young stage or if it still persist while dispersal it facilitates wind dispersal.
Here I think it is a wind dispersed fruit.


Roylea cinerea from Chakrata and Morni:   Roylea cinerea (D. Don) Baillon, Hist. Pl. 11: 36. 1891

syn: Ballota cinerea D. Don; Roylea elegans Wall.; R. calycina Briq.
Common names:
Hindi: Patkarru
Punjab: kaur, kauri
Kumaon: Titpati, karanoi
Medium sized shrub reaching 1.7 m with finely tomentose branches; leaves opposite, ovate, crenate, up to 2.5-4 cm long, sparsely hairy on upper surface, hairy and gland-dotted beneath; flowers in axillary clusters, white, tinged with pink; calyx tube cylindric, 10-nerved, 6-8 mm long, lobes oblong, obtuse, persistent in fruit, 6-9 mm long; corolla limb 2-lipped, upper lip entire, erect, lower 3-lobed, middle lobe longest; stamens 4, in unequal pairs under the upper lip, lower pair longer; nutlets truncate.
Decoction of leaves is used as tonic and febrifuge. Photographed from Morni in April and Chakrata area in September.


Lamiaceae (incl. Verbenaceae) Fortnight: Lamiaceae-Roylea cinerea from Chakrata and Morni–GSMAY146/149 : 1 post by 1 author.

Roylea cinerea (D. Don) Baillon, Hist. Pl. 11: 36. 1891

syn: Ballota cinerea D. Don; Roylea elegans Wall.; R. calycina Briq.
Common names:
Hindi: Patkarru
Punjab: kaur, kauri
Kumaon: Titpati, karanoi
Medium sized shrub reaching 1.7 m with finely tomentose branches; leaves opposite, ovate, crenate, up to 2.5-4 cm long, sparsely hairy on upper surface, hairy and gland-dotted beneath; flowers in axillary clusters, white, tinged with pink; calyx tube cylindric, 10-nerved, 6-8 mm long, lobes oblong, obtuse, persistent in fruit, 6-9 mm long; corolla limb 2-lipped, upper lip entire, erect, lower 3-lobed, middle lobe longest; stamens 4, in unequal pairs under the upper lip, lower pair longer; nutlets truncate.
Decoction of leaves is used as tonic and febrifuge. Photographed from Morni in April and Chakrata area in September.


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19042011GS2 shrub from Morni for ID:  19042011GS2 shrub from Morni for ID, perhaps planted or naturalised, a scandent shrub with up to 4 cm long leaves, flowers about 7-9 mm long, greenish-white,  in clusters with distinct long calyx lobes (reminding of Abelia).


Thanks … and …, this shrub has finally been identified as Roylea cinerea  


Attached are pictures of Roylea cinerea captured at MNP in April 2014.


 

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Plant For ID : MNP,Mumbai : 270414 : AK-24 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1).
A cultivated, potted plant, could be a medicinal plant, at the Maharashtra Nature Park.


It might be Orthosiphon stamineus, (Cat’s whiskers) Lamiaceae


Can it be Roylea elegans, a medicinal plant I had seen at the Flower Show in Jijamata Udyan?
The leaves look similar.


Yes it looks Roylea cinerea (Lamiaceae).


Thanks a lot for confirming the id.


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Lamiaceae (Incl. Verbenaceae) Fortnight: Roylea cineraria from Morni Hills- NS May 82/82 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (4)

Again a very common shrub from Morni Hills..
Roylea cineraria…


 
 
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