Leucas biflora var. biflora

  • Family : LAMIACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Lamiaceae
  • Species : Leucas biflora
  • Variety : biflora
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Leucas biflora (Vahl) Sm.
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0051
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun Singh R., K.R.K.Swamy, Rajasri Ray
  • Collection Date : 13/09/14
  • Collection Locality : Pungalam R.F., Javadhu Hills, Tiruvannamalai district, Tamil Nadu State
  • Habitat : Deciduous forest
  • Key identification features : Slender procumbent pubescent herbs with a woody root-stock. Stem is terete, pubescent with deflexed hairs. Leaves are ovate, elliptic-oblong, pubescent on both surfaces, glands are conspicuous beneath, slightly truncate to rounded, margin crenate-dentate, crenate-serrate. Verticils 1-4 flowered lax, arranged axillary. Bracts are setaceous, calyx is 8.5 mm long, mouth straight, 10-12 toothed and ribbed, glandular, hispid on the outer surface, especially on the surface. Corolla tube, as long as the calyx, annulate within. Nutlets are truncate at apex, tuberculate, brown.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : November-April
  • Comments : Occasional on foothills to 900 m by river banks, particularly abundant on forest clearings, forest borders etc.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Throughout Eastern Ghats
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; 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; 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=Leucas biflora var. biflora. Downloaded on 8 August 2020.


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