Coleus argenteus (Gamble) A.J.Paton, PhytoKeys 129: 20 (2019) (syn: Anisochilus argenteus Gamble, Fl. Madras 1127 1924.);
S. India as per WCSP;

Stout herbs to 30 cm high; stem silvery white tomentose. Leaves to 1.5 x 1 cm, obovate, acute at apex, entire, densely hairy, closely packed on stem, sessile. Spikes to 8 cm long, 0.5-1 cm broad, cylindrical to tetragonous; bracts and calyx densely villous; corolla small, yellowish.

Flowering and fruiting: December-February
Rocky areas in evergreen forests
South India
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi




Unknown plant forID : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)

Please help me for the ID of the attached images.
Plant collected from 4000ft above from rocky grass lands during July 2014.
It can be propagate through cuttings and interestingly it shows good growth in the garden.


Thanks to …, The plant is identified: Anisochilus argenteus Gamble of Lamiaceae

No wonder i did not know any thing about it.. quite a rare finding it seems

there are no individual write ups in the net  for lay people and no images of Anisochilus… for visual comparison… thank you for showing something so rare. May be a familiar plant for those who study Lamiaceae 

Actually it is a rare collection.

There is no colour photographs available for this species for comparison.
I have collected this specimen in July, that means it will be take 4 month for identification.
I have identified the specimens based on its aroma and whorled nature of leaves directly gone to Lamiaceae.
But unfortunately last minutes only I have checked its aroma.
It is a endemic species of South India in rocky areas in evergreen forests
Its Conservation status in Vulnerable.
No detailed studies conducted so far except Taxonomy.

Thanks for showing this rare find …

Herbarium specimens are available in Kew, all of them from TN:
However, I can understand that without flowers how difficult it is to reach to ID in some cases.



WCSP  The Plant List Ver.1.1  India Biodiversity Portal  IBIS Flora  Indian Forestry, a Perspective edited by Ajay Singh Rawat (1993) 

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