Leucas lavandulifolia J. E. Sm.

  • Family : LAMIACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Lamiaceae
  • Species : Leucas lavandulifolia
  • Synonym : Leucas indica (L.) Vatke
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Leucas lavandulifolia Sm.
  • Vernacular name : Guma halkusa, Kumbha (Hin.); Thumbe (Kan.); Mosappullu (Tam.); Poola tummi (Tel.); Goiso (Ori.)
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0045
  • Collector(s) Name : K.R.K.Swamy & Arun Singh R.
  • Collection Date : 13/09/14
  • Collection Locality : Jamunamarthur, Tiruvannamalai district, Tamil Nadu
  • Habitat : Open-deciduous forest
  • Key identification features : An erect annual slender herb up to 70 cm tall. Branches are conspicuously 4-angled and puberulous. Leaves are linear-lanceolate, pale and finely or minutely puberulous, more or less dense beneath. Verticils 2-3, superimposed, and terminal, many-flowered. Bracts about 8 mm long, narrowly linear. Calyx is oblique, with minute spinescent tooth. Corolla white, wooly. Nutlets 2.5 mm long, pale brown, puberulous.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the Year
  • Comments : Often on hills to 1400 m in a variety of habitats, by wayside, river banks, on shallow exposed slopes by rocks, locally abundant in unweeded farmlands.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Throughout Eastern Ghats
  • World Distribution : India, Himalaya, Bangladesh, Indo-China, Malesia, Mauritius
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3 ; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipal, Orissa; 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=Leucas lavandulifolia. Downloaded on 11 August 2020.


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