Leucas aspera (Willd.) Link, Enum. Hort. Berol. Alt. 2: 113 1822. (syn. Leucas dimidiata (Roth) Spreng.; Leucas dimidiata Benth.; Leucas minahassae Koord. [Invalid]; Leucas obliqua Buch.-Ham. ex Dillwyn; Leucas plukenetii (Roth) Spreng.; Phlomis aspera Willd.; Phlomis dimidiata Roth; Phlomis esculenta Roxb.; Phlomis obliqua Buch.-Ham. ex Hook.f.; Phlomis plukenetii Roth);
Etymology – Leucas aspera – efloraofindia | Google Groups : 1 post by 1 author.
Leucas aspera- Lamiaceae
Leucas – Leuca- white (may represent the colour of the flower)
aspera– rough (surface texture of the leaf).
Hooghly Today : Leucas aspera (Willdenow) Link:
Is it Lepidagathis ?
I am not sure, I thought it could be a Leucas species, since the flowers as well as the plant resembles the illustrations at – http://plantillustrations.org/taxa.php?id_taxon=5081.
I think Leucas aspera.
I think I have more clear pictures of this plant, recorded sometimes later after this first upload. Will search my hard-disk and post in this thread.
Attaching new set of this plant, recorded at the same place and of same population.
Lovely pictures indeed, I hope the id is right..Leucas aspera
In light of upload by … this could be L. ciliata (longer calyx lobes; hispid).
The problem is that learning from here, in this group, I teach, rather give opinion, to my friends in other groups, my students, (sometimes my colleagues too!). Now, I will have to recall whom did I impart knowledge regarding id of Leucas since 2013. Okay… that’s my job, eFI is not at all responsible for that.
Following are the Indian sites which think what Leucas ciliata can be –
Following are the sites outside India where their view can be exmined –
It’s hard to believe that the species in this thread is same. But, you are my teacher here and I am bound to accept your verdict.
We on the basis of photographs can only give our opinion only, and not verdict. We learn from each other.
Lamiaceae (incl. Verbenaceae) Fortnight: Lamiaceae, Leucas sp. from Hooghly-skMAY01/02 : 6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Leucas species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available)
The leaves are covered with hairs (wooly).
It is Leucas aspera only,
Thank you very much Sir, many thanks to …
It is Leucas aspera (Willd.) Linn.; not Leucas aspera (Willd.) Link – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3249907/
Leucas aspera (Willd.) Link should be correct, the Linnaen name is wrong. Actually Willdenow published around 1800 and the name in parenthesis indicate it is the original author who coined the species name. If I remember correctly, Willd. published it Under Phlomis a genus and Link transferred later to the Leucas genus.
Thank you very much for the correct accepted name. I understand that the authors made an inadvertent mistake in the paper.
Leucas aspera : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (7)
This is not the photographs of a live specimen, but only history!
ID Request 160813SG-A : Attachments (3). 8 posts by 7 authors.
This is also a species of Leucas, possibly also the Common Leucas [L.aspera].
Yes Leucas, probably L. cephalotes…
Yes …; leucas aspera.
… confusing. Why not Leucas lavandulifolia Sm. ?
Thank you … On checking available information (to me) I feel that your id suggestion L.lavandulifolia may be right.
This species looks like Leucas aspera (Willd.) Link to me.
June15sk12/12 : Leucas spp. in West Bengal : 4 posts by 1 author
Of the 10 spp. distributed in West Bengal I attach herewith what I think Leucas aspera (Willd.) Link. The photographs used in the plate is from two earlier threads, recorded at same place at different time (January,’13 & Oct.,’14), of same community, but possibly of two progeny.
Leucas : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1)
Is it Leucas aspera– belonging o the Fam. Labiatae (Lamiaceae)?
The plant in the attached photo is Leucas cephalotes (Roth) Spreng.
A reply from another thread:
“One uploaded by … is clearly not L. cephalotes. It appears L. aspera“
Yes it appears to be L. aspera.
sorry I can not open the link. So far I remember I posted a plant which I thought belonged to L. aspera (I did not mention cephalotes). Thanks for the mail and glad to hear from you.
Re: Correction in eflora page : 3 posts by 2 authors.
In the above page Telugu name is wrongly written as Thumma (Acacia nilotica / babul). Correct name is Thummi (తుమ్మి)
Thanks, … I have made the correction pl.
Thanks very much … for the correct name.
Leucas aspera (Willd.) Link : Attachments (2). 1 post by 1 author.
Leucas aspera (Willd.) Link, Fam: Lamiaceae
Denkanikota, Krishnagiri DT, Tamilnadu 850m altitude
Medicinal and used for pooja
This one will fall under the first part of my comment – ““To me, except for two or three threads where pictures are not at all clear to identify the species, ……”
Mudkavi, KA :: Another Leucas for ID :: ARK2020-041 : 6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Saw this plant by the roadside near Mudkavi, KA in October 2019.
Requested to please ID.
Pl. check comparative images at /species/a—l/l/lamiaceae/leucas
This is Leucas aspera
Leucas species for id : 7 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2) – 814 kb and 2 mb.
Posting again as images not appearing.
Clicked on Sep 2nd, Neemrana (Rajasthan)
Check with Leucas lavendulifolia
It is definitely not Leucas lavandulifolia as per images and details herein.
Pardon me for my low understanding of botanical terminology. What does it mean when the calyx mouth is oblique? I’m not sure what the term oblique means in this context. Would be great if someone could explain
Thanks, … Pl. see any calyx image at Leucas lavandulifolia and you will understand (i.e. calyx mouth is on an incline).
It is L. aspera
Herb from Chitrakoot : Attachments (1). 7 posts by 4 authors.
Please bear with poor photo
Leucas … probably cephalotes ??
Date/Time : 10 December 2009
The plant in the attached photo is …………..
Leucas cephalotes (Roth) Sprengel, Syst. Veg. 2: 743. 1825.
[Syn: Phlomis cephalotes Roth, Nov. Pl. Sp. 262. 1821; Leucas capitata Desfontaines.]
Herbs annual, to 90 cm tall. Stems hispid. Leaf blade ovate to lanceolate, 5-10 cm, membranous, pubescent, base cuneate, margin crenate-serrate, apex acute. Verticillasters terminal, globose, many flowered, to 5 cm in diam.; bracts narrow lanceolate, overlapping, concealing calyces. Calyx tubular, ca. 2 cm, slightly curved, softly pubescent; teeth very short, subulate.
“I think … is right
Could it be a dried up plant of Leucas Indica?
Please check the link http://www.flickr.com/photos/amithes/3386432033/
I think inflorescence and leaf morphology does not match with Leuca indica
Appears to be close to Leucas aspera
Leucas Species for ID : Nasik : 06DEC20 : AK-12: 3 images.
A wild plant.
Thanks, …, for the id.
Seems L. aspera
Looks like Leucas Aspera, very common in Kerala.
SL 248 211213 : Attachments (1). 3 posts by 3 authors.
Lamiaceae (incl. Verbenaceae) Fortnight :: Lamiaceae :: Leucas Kochi:: SMPMAY05/05 : 8 posts by 5 authors.
One more picture
Leucas lavandulifolia looks very likely.
efi page on Leucas lavandulifolia
It looks like Leucas aspera
efi page on Leucas aspera
To me, except for two or three threads where pictures are not at all clear to identify the species, none of the threads accepted as L. aspera is L. aspera (Willd.) Link, no matter who identified those threads.
Looks matching !
I think it looks different from images at Leucas aspera (Willd.) Link
The Munnar photo is L. aspera only
Leucas Species for ID : Nasik : 12DEC21 : AK – 14: 2 images.