Leucas rosmarinifolia Benth., Pl. Asiat. Rar. 1: 61 1830. ;

Image by Kanti Patel – Id by Franklin Jose



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. 

Flowering and fruiting: May-September 
Southern Western Ghats (Endemic)

Leucas rosmarinifolia: Leucas rosmarinifolia is an endemic plant in Western Ghats.
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This plant from tamilnadu
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Please provide the details of plant and exact location. Your plant looks very much like Leucas suffruticosa Benth. of Lamiaceae

This plant from Tamilnadu, Palni hills, Altitude 2200 m
The local name of this plant is Malaithulasi

It seems to be Leucas rosmarinifolia

Yes it is Leucas rosmarinifolia