Coleus idukkianus (J.Mathew, Yohannan & B.J.Conn) Smitha, PhytoKeys 129: 58 (2019) (syn: Plectranthus idukkianus J.Mathew, Yohannan & B.J.Conn);
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India (Kerala) as per POWO;
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53 ID wild plant:
Please ID wild plant, very beautiful and rare.
Location: near Reserve Forest, Chathamattom, Ernakulam District, (Kochi) Kerala PIN:686671
Altitude: 1400fsl
Flower date: 25.08.2021, 03.20pm
Habitat: wild, moisture, nearby stream, filtered sunlight
Plant habit: under shrub, erect, branches and rare roots above base (if stem cuts), semi hard purple stem with red dots 08mm diameter, hairy, annual
Height: 03.5 feet
Leaves: opposite, heart shaped, apex, purple petioles, toothed margins, size:14×9cm
Flower: erect pyramidal racemose, clustered, size:25×15×06mm, violet with white, non fragrant
Fruit: cone shaped, violet into brown, size:07×04mm
Seed: black 4 nos., pea shaped size:1.5×0.5mm
Camera: mobile Samsung Galaxy A21s


Plectranthus malabaricus (Benth.) R.H.Willemse !


Yes, it is dear …, thank you very much for ID my plant


It is more close to P. idukkianus, dear …  It is a similar variety of P. malabaricus. The distance to Idukki city is only 35km from here and my location is in Idukki district border.  Please check the screen shots,


I guess so ! Coleus idukkianus (J.Mathew, Yohannan & B.J.Conn) Smitha!


 


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References: POWO  Research Gate one and two

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