Leucas nutans (Roth) Spreng., Syst. Veg. 2: 743 1825. (Syn: Leucas decurva Benth.; Phlomis nutans Roth); 

Pakistan to Myanmar (from WCSP);

Images by Nidhan Singh – Id by A.Lalithamba, (inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade)


Lamiaceae (Incl. Verbenaceae) Fortnight: Leucas sp. from Panipat- NS May 115/115 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)

This is from Panipat..
Please provide id hints for this Leucas

Possibly Leucas nutans (Roth) Spreng. Please upload larger resolution and lower part of the whorls if possible.

It is Leucas nutans (Roth) Spreng., 

unbranched or with few lateral branches; hirsute; calyx prominently ribbed and curved at middle, mouth oblique  gland-dotted and with spreading eglandular hairs.




Submission of Leucas nutans : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)

Leucas nutans (Roth) Spreng., Syst. Veg. 2: 743. 1825.
Family: Lamiaceae
Description: Herbs, annual, 15-20 cm tall, unbranched or with few lateral branches; hirsute, hairs firm and spreading. Leaves opposite; subsessile; lamina oblong-elliptic, 3-4 × 0.7-1 cm, cuneate at base, slightly crenate; adpressed with long eglandular hairs, clearly gland-dotted. Flowers white, in 1-1.5cm long, in few flowered (20-30) lax whorls, in 2-4 rows. Bracts narrow ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, equal to or somewhat shorter than calyces, ciliate on margins. Calyx 10 mm, tubular, prominently ribbed and curved at middle and almost reflexed in fruit, hairy in throat, with a somewhat oblique mouth, gland-dotted and with spreading eglandular hairs; teeth 10, unequal, narrow linear-lanceolate, acuminate mucronulate, longest teeth up to 2 mm. Corolla white 10-12 mm; upper lip short bearded; lower lip clearly longer than upper. Nutlets narrow oblong, scarcely trigonous, 2.5 ×1 mm, smooth.
Habitat & location: Rare. Found in dry areas in hills. Photographed at Udayagiri