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  Leucas helianthemifolia
 
  Family: LAMIACEAE/LABIATAE
  Citation:  Leucas helianthemifolia Desf., Mem. Mus. Hist. Nat. 11: 2. 1824; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 685. 1885; V. Singh, Monogr. Indian Leucas 86. 2001. Leucas ternifolia Desf., Mem. Mus. Hist. Nat. Paris 11: 4. 1824; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1152(805). 1924.
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  Description: Stiff subshrub from a woody stock; indumentum closely appressed-villous, golden. Leaves 3 per node or decussate (more when axillary buds are present), narrow oblong, to 2.5 x 0.5 cm, stiff, one-nerved, narrow at both ends, margin recurved, densely white-tomentose below, subsessile. Verticils often 2, subterminal on branchlets; bracts linear, shorter than calyx. Calyx-tube 5 mm; mouth straight, 10-toothed; teeth minute. Corolla-tube 4 mm; upper lip densely bearded with rugose hairs, shorter than lower lip. Stamens 4; filament-pairs 5 and 6 mm. Style 8 mm.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-February
  District(s): Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grasslands
  Distribution: Peninsular India
  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: Peninsular India
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Mannavan shola, Devicolam
   
 
   
 
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