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Flower for ID – 181211 – AR – 02:

Date/Time- 24-Nov-2011 12:01 PM
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- Karimba, Palakkad district, Kerala (close to Western Ghats)
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Wild
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Herb
Height/Length- 30-60 cms
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- Dark green, ovate
Inflorescence Type/ Size- Many flowers emerging from hairy, dark green, leaflike bracts arranged in tall spikes
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- Tiny blue-purple flowers, lower lip three-lobed, upper lip two-lobed

This should be any Ajuga species

Thank you for the tip, … Looking at Web sources, especially, Ajuga macrosperma var. macrosperma seems to be a possibility… though no photographs are available for confirmation

Ye it looks more closer to Ajuga macrosperma var. macrosperma

Also range is Himalaya to Taiwan as per WCSP;

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