ID requested: Unid herb, dry deciduous forests, Mudumalai, Nilgiris, TN: 5 images.

Collected: Dec 2018.
Dry deciduous forests, Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, Nilgiris, TN
Altitude~900 m
No flowers detected during the collection period.

Difficult to say in vegetative stage.

I understand the difficulty. I was trying my luck if someone used to Southern Western Ghats is familiar with the leaves, and if possible guess the family and genus.

Could this be a Plantago sp.?

I thought about the same. The venation confuses me!

It seems Boraginaceae herb, Cyanoglossum or related genus.

Thank you! I had Boraginaceae as my prime suspect, but the roots were confusing. I was also thinking about Asteraceae. Is it possible?

Yes, it might be Cynoglosssum zeylanicum as … Said,