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  Leucas eriostoma var. eriostoma
 
  Family: LAMIACEAE/LABIATAE
  Citation:  Leucas eriostoma Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 686. 1885, var. eriostoma; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1154(806). 1924; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 366. 1988; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 31.1996; V. Singh, Monogr. Indian Leucas 82. 2001; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 654. 2009.
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  Description: Stout, suffruticose undershrubs, to 1 m high; stem and branches 4-gonous, hispid with long spreading hairs, degree of hairiness highly variable. Leaves simple, opposite, 5-10 x 0.5-4 cm, linear, linear-lanceolate or lanceolate, obtuse or acute, narrowed at base to the short petiole, obtusely serrate, hirsute both sides with long spreading hairs, thick, gland-dots inconspicuous; veins 5-7 pairs, very oblique, raised beneath, impressed above. Vericils 1-2.5 cm in diam., terminal and axillary; bracts 7-9 mm long, as long as calyx or longer, linear, plumose or pectinately villous, tips recurved or not. Calyx-tube 5-10 mm long, tubular-campanulate, straight, narrowed above the nutlets, ribbed and hispid in the upper part, glabrous in lower region; mouth truncate; villi present; teeth 10, about 1 mm long, equal, linear-subulate, sparsely hairy, ciliate, erect, not recurved. Corolla-tube included within the calyx, pilose annulate within towards base, hairy outside at the top; lips almost equal, upper one bearded with long white hairs, lower lip 3-lobed and pubescent on outer surface. Anthers glabrous. Nutlets ca 2 mm long, oblong.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-March
  District(s): Kannur, 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:
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  Localities: Brahmagiri, Chandanathode, Teerthundamala
   
 
   
 
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