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  Leucas wightiana
 
  Family: LAMIACEAE/LABIATAE
  Citation:  Leucas wightiana Benth., Pl. Asiat. Rar. 1: 60. 1830; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 690. 1885; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1150(803). 1915 ; V. Singh, Monogr. Indian Leucas 155. 2001. Leucas aspera (Willd.) Link. var. wightiana (Benth.) Benth., Labiat. Gen. Sp. 616. 1834.
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  Description: Erect, annual herbs, profusely branched, 15-35 cm high; branches 4-gonous, scabrid or hirsute with deflexed-appressed hairs. Leaves subsessile, 3-8 x 0.2-1 cm, linear, obtuse, entire or obscurely distantly serrulate, flat or revolute at margins, decurrent at base, scabrid above, hairy beneath, chartaceous. Flower-whorls 3-6, upto 12- flowered, small, 1-1.5 cm in diam., axillary, often closely arranged upwards forming short spikes. Bracts 4-6 mm long, linear, slender, slightly shorter or about as long as calyx, ciliate. Calyx-tube 6-7 mm long, tubular, straight, not constricted above the nutlets, prominently 10 or 11-nerved upwards, hispid outside; mouth widely oblique, produced above, hairy within; villi shorter than teeth; teeth 10 or 11, triangular, sharply pointed, hirsute, upper ones longest, upto 1.5 mm long. Corolla-tube included, annulate within; lips almost equal, upper one 2-3 mm long, bearded with white hairs; lower lip broad, deflexed. Filaments bearded near apex; anthers connivent, dorsifixed, orange-red. Disc slightly 4-lobed. Nutlets ca 3 mm long, trigonous, with a small basal scar, brown, greyish hairy.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-November
  District(s): Thrissur
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  Habitat: In the plains
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Western Ghats
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