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  Leucas stricta
 
  Family: LAMIACEAE/LABIATAE
  Citation:  Leucas stricta Benth. in Wall., Pl. Asiat. Rar. 1: 61. 1830 & in DC., Prodr. 12: 531. 1848; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 688. 1885; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1150(804). 1924; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 239. 1982; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 648. 1990; Sunil, Fl. Pl. Alappuzha Dist. 742. 2000; V. Singh, Monogr. Indian Leucas 138. 2001.
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  Description: Erect, annual herbs, 15-25 cm high; stem and branches 4-gonous, pubescent and sparsely hispidly hairy with spreading hairs. Leaves 2.5-6.5 x 0.3-1.5 cm, oblong-lanceolate or linear, obtuse, entire or distantly serrulate, pubescent both sides and with scattered hairs on the veins, subsessile or shortly petioled. Flower-whorls upto 2 cm in diam., terminal, solitary, subtended by a whorl of floral leaves, rarely another whorl of flowers develops below the terminal one. Bracts 7-10 mm long, about as long as calyx, linear, rigid, ciliate. Calyx-tube 7-10 mm long, tubular to funnel-shaped, straight or slightly curved, ribbed, pubescent and with scattered long white hairs outside especially near the mouth, pubescent within; mouth suboblique; villi shorter than teeth; teeth 10, 2-4 mm long, subequal, subulate-acicular, ciliate; ribs 10, prominent within rather than outside, in continuation with 10 teeth. Corolla-tube included within the calyx; upper lip bearded with white hairs, shorter than lower. Nutlets ca 3 mm long, oblong, rounded at top, smooth, brown.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-February
  District(s): Alappuzha, Malappuram, Kozhikkode
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Wasteplaces
  Distribution: India to Indo-China
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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  Localities: Kainakary
   
 
   
 
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