International Journal of Botany Studies

International Journal of Botany Studies


International Journal of Botany Studies
International Journal of Botany Studies
Vol. 7, Issue 1 (2022)

Microscopic evaluation of morphotype of Coleus malabaricus Benth. (Lamiaceae)


Beesha S Kamal, Kumar M

Lamiaceae is one among the largest dicotyledon families comprises of about 236 genera and 6900-7,200 species. Most of the plant members are herbs or under shrubs with volatile oil which help them to survive in the hot summer season. Coleus malabaricus Benth. is a plant which is endemic to south India and Srilanka and the entire plant is used by the tribal communities for the treatment of cardiac diseases, inflammatory conditions, asthma, fever and chills and as a mosquito repellent agent. The plant exhibits extreme polymorphy and the present study focuses on the microscopic and powder microscopic evaluation of one of the morphotypes of Coleus malabaricus collected form Wayanad region of Kerala State of south India with the aim of taxonomic support.
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Beesha S Kamal, Kumar M. Microscopic evaluation of morphotype of Coleus malabaricus Benth. (Lamiaceae). International Journal of Botany Studies, Volume 7, Issue 1, 2022, Pages 194-198
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