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  Leucas rosmarinifolia
 
  Family: LAMIACEAE/LABIATAE
  Citation:  Leucas rosmarinifolia Benth. in Wall. Pl. Asiat. Rar. 1: 61. 1830; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 685. 1885; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1152(806). 1924; V. Singh, Monogr. Indian Leucas 134. 2001.
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  Description: Much-branched, low shrubs, 30-60 cm high; stem and branches terete, greenish-grey, woody, strigose or villous with erect hairs. Leaves sessile, apparently fascicled or few opposite, 2-5 x 0.3-0.5 cm, linear, obtuse, entire and revolute-margined, strigose above and on the mid-rib beneath, elsewhere grey-white tomentose with short hairs beneath. Flower-whorls 1 or 2, terminating leafy branches, 1.5-2.5 cm in diam., each subtended by three or a pair of leaves. Bracts 5-7 mm long, linear or linear-oblong, rigid, villous beneath with long erect hairs, long ciliate, pointed at tip, longer or as long as calyx. Calyx-tube sessile, 5-6 mm long, straight, campanulate-turbinate, hispid; mouth truncate; villi 2-3 mm long, white, much longer than teeth; teeth 10, 0.5-1 mm long, triangular, closing over the fruit. Corolla-tube little exserted; upper lip bearded with long white hairs, as long as 3-lobed lower lip. Anthers glabrous. Nutlets 2-3 mm long, obtusely 3-gonous, yellowish brown.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: May-September
  District(s): Idukki
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  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
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