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Fleshy subshrubs, pubescent. Leaves to 18 x 12 cm, ovate-elliptic, membranous, puberulus, acuminate, base obtuse or slightly truncate, margin coarsely and prominently truncate; petiole to 10 cm. Panicles of racemes terminal, to 25 cm long, racemes to 3.5 cm; flowers pink. Fruiting calyx 2-lipped to 8 mm, upper lip entire, ovate, lower lip 4-toothed, teeth unequal, glabrous. Nutlets 4, oblong, 2 x 2 mm, brown, shining.

Flowering and fruiting: August-October
Shola forests
Peninsular India (endemic)

(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi 
From India Biodiversity Portal)              

Plectranthus glabratus (Benth.) Alston SN June 41 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1).
Plectranthus glabratus (Benth.) Alston (= Plectranthus coleoides Benth.),
tall herb from Kodaikanal area of Tamilnadu at an altitude of 1300m

Interesting plant …