Leonotis nepetifolia (L.) R.Br.

 
  • Family : LAMIACEAE
    (MINT FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Lamiaceae
  • Species : Leonotis nepetifolia
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Leonotis nepetifolia (L.) R.Br.
  • Vernacular name : Grantiparni (San.)
  • Key identification features : Glabrous undershrubs, not branching. Leaves ovate-lanceolate to membranous. Inflorescence is a verticillaster. Calyx tube long, bent above the middle.hairy, teeth 8, spinescent, unequal. Corolla is orange, about 2 cm long.
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the Year
  • Native : Tropical Africa
  • Comments : Often on plains in wastelands, river banks etc.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Throughout Eastern Ghats
  • World Distribution : Tropical Africa; Naturalized in tropics
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3 ; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District ; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. http://easternghats.ces.iisc.ernet.in/plants.php?name=Leonotis nepetifolia. Downloaded on 11 August 2020.

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