Coleus dysophylloides (Benth.) A.J.Paton, PhytoKeys 129: 42 (2019). (syn: Anisochilus albidus Wight; Anisochilus dysophylloides Benth. in N.Wallich, Pl. Asiat. Rar. 2: 19 (1830).; Anisochilus dysophylloides var. purpureus (Wight) Gamble; Anisochilus purpureus Wight; Anisochilus sericeus Benth.) as per WCSP;
SW. India (Shervarayan Hills) as per WCSP (Coleus dysophylloides (Benth.) A.J.Paton, PhytoKeys 129: 42 (2019));
Subshrubs; stem obtusely quadrangular, tomentose. Leaves to 3 x 1 cm, obovate, acute, cuneate at base, nearly sessile, densely tomentose. Spikes 5 cm long, 0.8 cm broad, many, terminal and upper axillary, peduncled; bracts 3 mm long, ovate. Flowers many; calyx 4 mm long, very densely hairy, upper lip declinate, closing the mouth; corolla 4 mm long; upper lip entire, concave; lower lip acutely 4-lobed, white; filaments glabrous. Nutlets mucilaginous when wet, trigonous, smooth, brown.
Flowering and fruiting: December-March
Rocky areas in evergreen forests
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)
found this plant growing in a very rocky place…just wherever theres a little gravel and leaves lodged inbetween boulders…
leaves were very velvety and that makes it appear a very light blue-green.
leaves were aromatic
Could it be an Anisochilus species?
Anisochilus species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available on net)
Can it be Anisochilus dysophylloides Benth. as per the following ?:
Just a suggestion- how about Anisochilus harmandii: http://chm-thai.onep.go.th/RedData/plants/detail.aspx?plants_CurrentPage=18
Where was it clicked ?
I doubt if Anisochilus harmandii is found in India on searching on net though a few specimen are given below as per which it appears a possibility:
It was a nice trail of discussion. It is beyond doubt that the plant in question belongs to genus Anisochilus but we need to sure of the species.
..or A carnosus ?
No, it is not A carnosus