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  Leucas lamiifolia
 
  Family: LAMIACEAE/LABIATAE
  Citation:  Leucas lamiifolia Desf., Mem. Mus. Hist. Nat. Paris 11: 4, t. 2. f. 1. 1824; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 686. 1885; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1153(806). 1924; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 55. 1998; V. Singh, Monogr. Indian Leucas 95. 2001.
  Malayalam Name(s): Perumthumba
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  Description: Ascending shrubs, upto 2 m high; branches woody, 4-gonous, villous-tomentose with long, spreading, brown hairs. Leaves opposite, 5-12 x 3-6.5 cm, ovate, subacute to subacuminate, rounded or subcordate at base, crenate-serrate, thick, villous-tomentose both sides; petioles 1-2 cm long, tomentose with brown hairs. Flower-whorls dense, many-flowered, subglobose, head-like, 2.5-3 cm in diam., terminal at the end of stem and branches, subtended by a pair of leaves, rarely an additional flower-whorl develops in the next lower axil of leaves. Bracts 8-10 mm long, about as long as calyx, linear-lanceolate, densely long-ciliate. Calyx-tube 8-10 mm long, tubular-campanulate, straight, rather more densely hairy outside above the middle, throat hairy within; mouth truncate; villi dense, shorter than teeth; teeth 10, ca 2.5 mm long, about one-third the length of tube, linear, hairy, spreading. Corolla-tube completely included within the calyx; upper lip densely bearded with long white hairs. Nutlets ca 3 mm long, oblong, smooth.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-December
  District(s): Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Shola forests and grasslands
  Distribution: 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: Western Ghats
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