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Native Plants

Anisomeles indica

NE
Not Evaluated
Malaysia Plant Red List
2010
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SSN 17220
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Taxonomy

  • Kingdom
  • Division
  • Class
  • Order
  • Family
  • Genus
  • Specific Epithet
    indica Kuntze
  • Synonym
  • Residential
    Native
The taxonomic status is pending for approval

Description

Anisomeles indica is a coarse-branched herb that grows from around 50−100 cm tall. It has a strong aromatic odour. The stem can become woody and erect (Fern, 2014) with brown to pinkish-black colouration (Baranwal et. al., 2012).  It is heavily coated in white hair (Flora & Fauna Web, 2022).  The leaves are ovate in shape, 3-12 cm long, stalked and pointed at the tip. The colour of the leaves range from green to yellowish green. The flowers are about 5-7 mm long, hairy, and pale green, sometimes purple, or even white. This species typically begins flowering when it is 25 cm tall. The fruits are approximately 9-10 mm long, with the upper portion of the tube being hairy on the inside. It has a small black nut that is broadly ovoid (Kiew, 2022). 

According to Ridley (1923), this species is a good plant for the bee’s hives. The Apis bee or honeybee loves this plant as they produce a good source of nectar for the bee’s food. In return, the bee also helps in the pollination process for this species. 

This species is a sporadic type as it did not grow in a common area. Thus, it prefers to grow in an open sunny place, waste ground, and roadsides and must be below 500 m altitude. Only one naturalised species is known to distribute in Peninsular Malaysia. Commonly known to spread widely on the west coasts area such as Kedah, Penang, Perak, Selangor, and Melaka. 

Assessment

Year Published Assessment Red List Category Version
2010 Malaysia Plant Red List
Not Evaluated (NE)
N/A

Biodiversity Experts

Profile
Ahmad Aldrie Amir (Dr.)
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
  • Vascular
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Environment
  • Evolution
  • Forest
  • History
  • Law and Policy
  • Management
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Protected Areas
  • Science
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
  • SEA
  • W
Anisah Lee Abdullah (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Coral Reefs
  • Vascular
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Environment
  • Geoinformatics
  • Management
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Protected Areas
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Water
  • PM
  • SBH
Asyraf Mansor (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Palms
  • Vascular (Ecology)
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Environment
  • Evolution
  • Forest
  • PM
Chong Ju Lian (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)
  • Mammals (Ecology)
  • Vascular (Ecology)
  • Invasive Alien Species
  • Protected Areas
  • Digital Sequence Information (DSI)
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Climate Change
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
  • SEA
  • W
Kartini Binti Saibeh (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
  • Vascular
  • Agriculture
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • SBH
Mohamad Azani Alias (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Vascular (Taxonomy)
  • Vascular
  • Vascular
  • Amphibians
  • Amphibians
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Climate Change
  • Protected Areas
  • Forest
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
  • SEA
Mohd Fahmi Abu Bakar (Ts. Dr.)
Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA)
  • Vascular
  • Digital Sequence Information (DSI)
  • Evolution
  • Genetics
  • Molecular
  • Systematics
  • PM
Mohd Norfaizal Ghazalli (Dr.)
Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI)
  • Vascular
  • Pitcher plants
  • Agriculture
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Science
  • Systematics
  • Taxonomy
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
  • SEA
Nazahatul Anis Amaludin (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)
  • Vascular (Ecology)
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • PM
Nor Ezzawanis Abdullah Thani (Mrs.)
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
  • Vascular (Taxonomy)
  • Digital Sequence Information (DSI)
  • PM
Nur Kyariatul Syafinie Abdul Majid (Ms.)
Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)
  • Vascular (Ecology)
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change
  • Conservation
  • Forest
  • Protected Areas
  • PM
Nur Supardi Md Noor (Dr.)
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
  • Palms
  • Vascular
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Environment
  • Forest
  • Management
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
  • SEA
  • W
Rusea Go (Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Orchids (Taxonomy)
  • Vascular (Taxonomy)
  • Vascular (Ecology)
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Environment
  • Forest
  • Management
  • Protected Areas
  • Climate Change
  • Invasive Alien Species
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
Tam Sheh May (Dr.)
Taylor's University
  • Orchids
  • Vascular
  • Biodiversity
  • Data Analysis
  • Evolution
  • Genetics
  • Molecular
  • PM
Tan Swee Lian (Dr.)
Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM)
  • Vascular (Ecology)
  • Agriculture
  • Biodiversity
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
Yong Kien Thai (Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
  • Moss
  • Vascular (Taxonomy)
  • Ferns (Taxonomy)
  • Protected Areas
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Evolution
  • Taxonomy
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
  • SEA
PM - Peninsular Malaysia; SBH - Sabah; SWK - Sarawak; SEA - Southeast Asia; W - World;

References

Article
  1. Baranwal, V. K., Irchhaiya, R. & Singh, S. (2012). Anisomeles indica: an overview. International Research Journal of Pharmacy. 3 (1), 84-87. http://www.researchgate.net/publication/284968207_Anisomeles_indica_an_overview
  2. Pearce, K G. (2005). A new Bornean Paraboea (Gesneriaceae) species endemic to Niah National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia, and further plant records from Niah. Gardens' Bulletin Singapore. 57, 145-182
Online
  1. National Parks Board Singapore, Flora Fauna Web. (2022). Anisomeles indica Kuntze. Retrieved May 10, 2023, from https://www.nparks.gov.sg/florafaunaweb/flora/1/6/1670

Acknowledgements :- Mr. Badrul Amin Bin Jaffar, Ms. Heng Pooi San, Ms. Nur Asikin Binti Maskuri, Ms. Nur Asma Fatin Umirah Binti Mahmud, Ms. Nurfadzilah Bt Azmi, Mrs. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

Photo credit :- Ong Poh Teck

Species Citation :- Anisomeles indica. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/17220. [Retrieved 01 March 2024].

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