Two-Flowered Leucas • Marathi: जोड़ी बुरुंबी Jodi burumbi ;
TAXONOMIC STUDY OF THE GENUS LEUCAS R (Bangladesh- 2005)- (Keys- Leucas biflora, cephalotes, indica (syn. of Leucas lavandulifolia Sm. as per The Plant List), zeylanica, ciliata, aspera, vestita & mollissima (syn. of Leucas decemdentata var. decemdentata as per The Plant List)

Flora of Medak District, Andhra Pradesh, India By T. Pullaiah, Chintala Prabhakar, B. Ravi Prasad Rao (Description & Keys- Leucas biflora, stricta, cephalotes, aspera, zeylanica & nutans)

Plant Wealth of the Lower Ganga Delta: An Eco-taxonomical Approach, Volume 2 By Kumudranjan Naskar(Description & Keys- Leucas lavendulaefolia (lavandulifolia), biflora var. procumbens, aspera, nutans & cephalotes)


Diffuse or scandent herbs; branches finely pubescent. Leaves broadly ovate, acute, base obtuse, membranous, crenate, to 3.5 x 2 cm; petiole 0.5 cm long. Flowers solitary; calyx tubular, 7 mm long, finely strigose; corolla white, 1.4 cm long, annulate-villous inside at middle. Nutlets oblong, truncate.

Flowering and fruiting: October-February
Dry and moist deciduous forests, also in the plains
Peninsular India and Sri Lanka

Leucas biflora (Vahl) R.Br. [Lamiaceae]: Name: Leucas biflora (Vahl) R.Br.
Family: Lamiaceae
Location: Sirumalai hills, Dindigul dist., TN
Alt: c. 1600 above mean sea level
Date: 11 May 2011


Leucas biflora: sharing picture of Leucas biflora, Family : Lamiaceae
Sindhdurg MH, Nov 2012
It is procumbent herb with cute flowers


Leucas Sp??: Came across this leucassp. at Kulang gad (20-09-09).

…………..looks like Leucas biflora

Could this be Leucas lanata Benth.???, as in :-

I take back my earlier comment, for i thought biflorus means two flowers as in – http://davesgarden.com/guides/botanary/go/841/#b.
But, according to a pdf available/downloadable at http://nopr.niscair.res.in/handle/123456789/12044
L. biflora var. procumbens have whorl of 1 to 6 flowers.
This confirms … ID.

Leucas biflora (Vahl) R.Br. ex Sm.? 18/11/12 sk2:  Found this creeper beside rail-track. It looks like the one at – efi thread.

Species : Leucas biflora (Vahl) R.Br. ex Sm.?
H & H : wild creeper beside railway track
Date : 4/11/12, 11.10 a.m.
Place : Hooghly
And this striped-albatross on Boerhavia told me, “Hey! Take us with you to …!”

A pdf available at the http://nopr.niscair.res.in/handle/123456789/12044 gives description of L. biflora and/or its variety.

I am positive about L. biflora

Yeah it is Leucas biflora 🙂


Leucus biflora R. Br.: Leucus biflora R. Br. from baroda, gujarat
Habitat- wild
Habit – herb
Flower white 2 to 4 axillary
leaf opposite
height about 25 cm

Fwd: ID: JP280212 :  Attachments (4).  10 posts by 5 authors.

need help with Identification
Date of siting: 8 Jan 2012
Plant: 1 site banks of Godavari
date of siting:
small creeper 2-4 feet
green herbaceous

opposite leaves bluntly serrate margins
flowers in clusters of 3
white tomentose

… looks like species of Leucas (family: Lamiaceae)

thank u … I never knew there were climbers in Leucas

I too had no idea that Leucas has climbing species.

… oh, I could be wrong here! The flower with the signature tuft made me guess it as Leucas.
Let us wait for comments.

Interesting! Obviously some Lamiaceae.
Eager to know about this.
Is it really a climber?
… you forgot to reduce the size of images. It is taking too much time to open the images esp with slow computers

Yes … i too am eagar to know…..
i think, it was a small climber because i had seen it climing on near by larger erect herbs (but may be this is not the criteria for confirming it was a climber, so i may be wrong)
sorry for uploading heavy images. am reloading the lighter ones
thank you for the field botany course information. I am intrested in attending it but not sure if i can make it from Nashik.

I agree with … id. It may be Leucas biflora, a trailing herb (not climber!).

I tried to check out the L. biflora but thought that the leaves of the plant were different than that of these.

I have pasted some URLs of Leucas biflora which make me think that this is a different plant

I tried to check out a paper published in the Indian Journal of traditional Knowledge which exibits a few photographs of Leucas biflora var procumbens. these photos are similar to the ones i have clicked. I am sorry for the earlier mail. but your as well as … inferences seem to be correct.
thank you for helping out with this one.
the url for the paper: Niscair


ANJAN43/43 Lamiaceae herb for identification : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (8)
Family: Lamiaceae
Date: 10th January 2015
Place: Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala
Habit: Herb

Sir, is it Leucas chinensis?

Look is Leucas biflora

Leucas biflora as suggested by … fits quite well sir. Please see Flora of Karnataka
Leucas chinensis has a straggling habit and is an undershrub according to Flora of Karnataka.


Lamiaceae (incl. Verbenaceae) Fortnight : Leucas biflora SR01MAY15 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Sharing picture of Leucas biflora
Photographed :Sindhudurg MH

3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
This Leucas was photographed in Almora district at an elevation of 800m.

It is Leucas biflora


Grasslands of Nannj, Solapur-Maharashtra; at Nadur madhameshwar bird sanctury, Nashik, Maharashtra- Dec.’08?;   Leucas Biflora marathi name Jodi Burumbi – indiantreepix | Google Groups Id301208phk 2 – indiantreepix | Google Groups



Plant for ID : Nasik : 22NOV20 : AK-16 :
A wild plant with tiny white flowers seen today (22.11.20) in Nasik.

Leucas angularis ??

Thanks … You could be correct.

I did not think of Leucas.

I think Leucas bifloraas per images and details herein.

It is L. biflora.

I too agree with …

Need Id of white flower found next to perennial waterway: 2 images.

Leucas biflora


123 ID wild plant Lamiaceae: 13 images.
Please ID wild plant, very rare here,
Location: near Reserve Forest, Chathamattom, Ernakulam District, (Kochi) Kerala PIN:686671
Altitude: 1400fsl
Flower date: 04.08.2021, 08.30am
Habitat: wild moisture
Plant habit: small shrub, erect, branches, slender weak angular stem, hairy, annual
Height: 01 feet
Leaves: opposite, heart shaped, apex, toothed margin, hairy, size:3.5×2cm or less
Flower: diameter:03mm, white, fallen after 24 hours, an yellow spot appears after 20 hours, non fragrant
Fruit: cone shaped, green into brown, size:7×3mm
Seed: brown, 2 nos., nice
Camera: Samsung Galaxy A21s


I think it appears close to images at Leucas biflora (Vahl) R.Br. ex Sm.

yes it is L. biflora

Thank you very much for ID suggestion.
No, it’s sepal’s mouth is almost clear, but my plant’s is toothed
Stigma colour is black, but my plant’s is remains yellow, even if it falls down
Leaves are lengthy, my plant’s is heart shaped
My plant is less hairy
Lastly, overall flower design is very different, my plant’s flower is very beautiful and transparent than that.  Please check,

Id has been confirmed by Expert, Sunoj ji, on Leucas in India.

The differences noticed by me are not differences?  Or otherwise post any one flower image like mine, then I agreed.

Thank you very much for the ID confirmation of my wild plant,

Yes, it is L. bifolia dear … Yesterday some net problems, I can’t read the entire postings L. Bifolia in efi.


To validate Leucas sp.: 4 images- 2 Heic.

A stranling herb seen at Pavagadh hills, Gujarat on 25 Jun 2023.
Kindly validate Leucas sp. for me.

Leucas biflora (Vahl) Sm. It is known to grow in a diffuse, pendulous manner on the walls of Pavagadh.

1 jpg image.


The Plant List  Flowers of India  India Biodiversity Portal  Bizhat
Flora of Medak District, Andhra Pradesh, India By T. Pullaiah, Chintala Prabhakar, B. Ravi Prasad Rao (Description & Keys- Leucas biflora, stricta, cephalotes, aspera, zeylanica & nutans)
Plant Wealth of the Lower Ganga Delta: An Eco-taxonomical Approach, Volume 2 By Kumudranjan Naskar(Description & Keys- Leucas lavendulaefolia (lavandulifolia), biflora var. procumbens, aspera, nutans & cephalotes