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This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. India (Shervarayan Hills).
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[KBu]

Suddee, S. & Paton, A. 2009. A revision of Anisochilus Wall. ex Benth. (Lamiaceae). Kew Bulletin 64: 235. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12225-009-9115-5

Conservation
Singh (1988) records this species as “very rare”, Rao & Razi (1981) record it as “not common”. Endemic to Pulney Hills and Nilghiri Hills.
Distribution
India (Deccan Peninsula).
Ecology
On exposed rocks; alt. 300 – 2250 m. Flowering September – February, fruiting January – June.
Morphology General Habit
Erect or ascending undershrub, up to 1.5 m tall
Morphology Leaves
Leaves subsessile or petiolate, opposite decussate, often with axillary young leaves, seemingly whorled in appearance, elliptic, elliptic-obovate, or obovate-spathulate, 15 – 40 × 8 – 20 mm, apex acute or obtuse, base cuneate, margin entire or obscurely serrate-crenate, fleshy, soft silky-tomentose on both sides, lateral veins 4 – 6, stout; petiole subsessile to 5 mm long, silky-tomentose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx ovoid, 0.5 – 1 mm long at anthesis, villous; fruiting calyx 3 – 4 mm long; posterior lip shortly oblong, obscurely 3-lobed at apex, pubescent, slightly deflexed after anthesis but not concealing throat; anterior lip 2-lobed, adpressed on tube; tube ventrally saccate around the middle, slightly constricted at throat, pubescent to villous, with red sessile glands
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white or purple, tubular, 3 – 4 mm long, pubescent with red sessile glands
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets dark brown, ovoid, 0.6 – 0.7 × 0.5 – 0.6 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence terminal and axillary, simple or branched; spike-like head cylindric in bud and fruit, up to 70 mm long and 10 mm wide; bracts lanceolate, densely villous
Morphology Stem
Stems round-quadrangular, glabrescent to densely tomentose, often 4-longitudinal grooved when dry, old stems glabrous with prominent circular leaf scars
Note
We could not find good character to separate Anisochilus sericeus from A. dysophylloides, or even to divide into varietal status. The type of A. sericeus is a younger stage of A. dysophylloides (Wight Cat. 2515). Anisochilus albidus Wight (1849: 7, t. 1436), as ‘albidum’. Type: Madras, Nilghiri Hills, About Coonoor and Kaitie, Wight Ic. t. 1436 (holotype K!). Anisochilus sericeus Benth. (1848: 82); Hook. f. (1885: 629); Gamble (1924a: 1128); Mukerjee (1940: 60). Type: India, Deccan Peninsula, Courtallum, Herb. Wight 2515 [holotype K! (Herb. Benthamianum); isotype K! (Ex Herb. Wight Propr.)], synon. nov. Anisochilus dysophylloides Benth. var. purpureus (Wight) Gamble (1924a: 1128); Mukerjee (1940: 60). Type: as for A. purpureus. Anisochilus purpureus Wight (1849: 7, t. 1435), as ‘purpureum’; (1851: 90), as ‘purpureum’. Type: Madras, Nilghiri Hills, About Coonoor, Ex Herb. Wight Propr., Wight Ic. t. 1435 (holotype K!).
Type
India, Madras, Nilghiri Hills, Herb. Wight in Wall. Cat. 2756 [K! (Herb. Benthamianum), lectotype chosen here; isolectotypes E, G-DC (microfiche!), K-W!].

Native to:

India

Coleus dysophylloides (Benth.) A.J.Paton appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2005 Gardner, W. [s.n.], India Anisochilus dysophylloides K000674674
Jan 1, 2005 Wallich, N. [2756], India Anisochilus dysophylloides K000674673 lectotype
s.coll. [Cat. no. 2756] Anisochilus dysophylloides K001117033 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 1999 Wight, R. [2515], India Anisochilus sericeus K000674767 holotype
Jan 1, 1999 Wight, R. [2515], India Anisochilus sericeus K000674768 isotype

First published in PhytoKeys 129: 42 (2019)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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