Leucas eriostoma var. eriostoma

  • Family : LAMIACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Lamiaceae
  • Species : Leucas eriostoma
  • Variety : eriostoma
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Leucas eriostoma Hook.f
  • Endemism : South India
  • Key identification features : An average-sized undershrub. Branches are pubescent, quadrangular, hispid. Leaves are linear-lanceolate, hirsute, thick, gland-dotted, base narrowed, serrate with an obtuse apex. Lateral nerves about 5-7 pairs, oblique, impressed above, raised beneath; petiole is very short. Verticils are about 1-2 cm in diameter, terminal, linear and plumose. Calyx tube about 5-10 mm long, tubular-campanulate, straight, with about 10 teeth, all are equal. Corolla white, included in the calyx, upper lip bearded and is equal with the lower lip, which is 3-lobed and pubescent on the outer surface.
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Flower, Fruit : July-March
  • Native : India
  • Comments : Rare in open forests of rocky habitats at about 800-1500 m on hills.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Kolar district (Karnataka State); Shevaroy Hills (Salem district) (Tamil Nadu State)
  • World Distribution : India
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka
  • 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 eriostoma var. eriostoma. Downloaded on 8 August 2020.


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