Leucas ciliata Benth.

  • Family : LAMIACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Lamiaceae
  • Species : Leucas ciliata
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Leucas ciliata Benth.
  • Key identification features : A much-branched herb or undershrub. Leaves are membranous, pale green beneath, ovate, with serrate margin and cuneate base. Verticillasters are terminal, 1-2, many flowered. Calyx mouth is even. Upper lip of corolla with rufous hairs. Lower lip is longer. Nutlets 3 mm long, ovoid, smooth brown.
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the Year
  • Comments : Occasional in densely forested areas and edges in shady localities up to 1500 m.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Shevaroy Hills, Bodamalai Hills (Salem district) (Tamil Nadu State)
  • World Distribution : India, China, Indo-China
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4
  • 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 ciliata. Downloaded on 11 August 2020.


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