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  Leucas beddomei
 
  Family: LAMIACEAE/LABIATAE
  Citation:  Leucas beddomei (Hook. f.) Sunojkumar & Mathew, Rheedea 12: 170. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 653. 2009. Leucas hirta (Heyne ex Roth) Spreng. var. beddomei Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 4:687.1885; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1153(806). 1915; V. Singh, Monogr. Indian Leucas 93. 2001.
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  Description: Erect undershrubs, 0.5-1 m tall, basal part woody; stem obtusely quadrangular, grooved, softly villous with spreading 1-1.5 mm long golden brown hairs; tender stem densely ciliate; Leaves opposite decussate, 5-10 x 2-3 cm, elliptic, obtuse, base angustate, margin crenulate, upper surface ciliate with 4-5 impressed parallel veins, lower surface veins projecting, hispid with spreading hairs; petiole 1-1.5 mm long. Inflorescence in upper axis, dense and many flowered, shortly pedicellate; bracts 7-8 x 1 mm, as long as calyx, linear elliptic divergent, ciliate with 1-1.5 mm long hairs; bud oblong with bulged center and narrowed ends, teeth inwardly directed. Flowering calyx 8 mm long, densely ciliate with 1-2 mm long hairs, inside glabrous, tube narrowed below, upper half prominently nerved, and ribbed; mouth straight, villous with a ring of very short hairs, smaller than teeth,; teeth 10, recurved in bud, short, less than 1 mm long, ciliate; Corolla 10-mm long, lower lip 4 x 2.5 mm, upper lip erect, densely bearded with brownish yellow and yellowish white hairs, arranged in opposite direction; lower lip white, 3 lobed, middle lobe emarginated, margin regular tube fully included, annulate below the middle with linearly arranged thick fleshy hairs above the annulus. Stamens didynamous, filaments with slender hairs, fleshy hairs at base, anther lobes 1.4 x 0.75 mm. Style slender, 10.5 mm long, stigma lower lobe 0.26 mm long, subulate, upper lobe minute; disc 4 lobed. Nutlets 3.3 x 1.4 m, elliptic, triquetrous, top rounded and gland dotted, below smooth and shining, light brown.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-March
  District(s): Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grasslands
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  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: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 1500-1800
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