Leucas diffusa Benth., Labiat. Gen. Spec. 615 1834. (Syn: Phlomis diffusa Rottler ex Hook.f. [Invalid]);
Leucas for id 271210MK2: Kindly help to confirm this Leucas sp.
I think this is Leucas biflora one of the flowers fell down
.., It is Leucas aspera from Lamiaceae family. It is found on the borders of rice fields in Kerala. In malayalam we call it Thumba and it is used for floral arrangement during Onam festival.
I dont think, the species is L. biflora. Anyway it look alike L. aspera
But its not like the plants we have here in Kozhikode.
This herb is not L. aspera.
I sent L. biflora pictures in a separate mail in
https://groups.google.com/group/indiantreepix/browse_thread/thread/a9… <https://groups.google.com/group/indiantreepix/browse_thread/thread/a9…> Leaf morphology differs here I think.
Here is the comment from Dr. Sunoj Kumar, who have revised genus Leucas.
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Leucas diffusa Benth, Fam Lamiaceae
29/12/2013, 850m altitude, Gopachandram, near Hosur, Krishnagiri Dt, Tamilnadu
Herb in flowering
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Lamiaceae (incl. Verbenaceae) Fortnight: Leucas diffusa :: MKMAY006 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7)
Name: Leucas diffusa Benth.
Habitat: near agricultural land, fallow and scrub forest floor
Place: Kancheepuram dist., TN
Date: 13 May 2015
Alt: 27 m asl
Is my ID right?
yes it is Leucas diffusa