Leucas hirta


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Erect herbs; branches covered with reflexed hairs. Leaves 5-6 x 1.5 cm, elliptic, obtuse, acute at base, distantly crenate, hirtus above, densely tomentose beneath; petiole 8 mm long. Heads terminal; bracts 10 x 1 mm, linear, bristly. Flowers 15-30 in a head; calyx tube 7 mm long, white, densely hairy outside; corolla tube 5 mm long, upper lip emarginate, white, hairy, midlobe of lower lip emarginate.
Flowering and fruiting: September-December
Grasslands and shola forests
Peninsular India (Endemic)
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi

 
 
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Leucas hirta (B.Heyne ex Roth) Spreng. SN Sep 29 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3).
Leucas hirta (B.Heyne ex Roth) Spreng.,
wild erect bushy herb from the out skirts of Bangalore
 
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Leucas (Lamiaceae) for ID :: 060115 :: MK007 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (7)
Please help in identifying this Leucas herb found common in scrub jungles.
Height: 1-2 feet
Leaf: up to 5 cm long
Date: 27 Oct 2014
Alt.: 850 m asl
Habitat: scrub forest (dry)
Place: Sathyamangalam RF, Erode Dist., TN 
Leucas hirta (B.Heyne ex Roth) Spreng 
 
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ANJUL09 Leucas sp. for identification : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (11)
Family: Lamiaceae
Date: 27th July 2016
Place: Doddaballapura, Karnataka

Habit: Shrub
Habitat: Scrub forest
Height 2 feet, stem quadrangular, leaf 1-1.5 cm wide, 4-4.5 cm long, petiole .3-.6 cm, leaf margin toothed above the middle, verticellasters 2 cm in diameter, calyx tube 1 cm long, bracts .7 cm long, calyx teeth 10 and throat of the calyx villous with white hair.
Can this be L. eriostoma or L. hirta?
Thanks, ... To me it appears closer to images at Leucas hirta rather than those at Leucas eriostoma

 
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ANJUL09 Leucas sp. for identification : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (11)
Family: Lamiaceae
Date: 27th July 2016
Place: Doddaballapura, Karnataka

Habit: Shrub
Habitat: Scrub forest
Height 2 feet, stem quadrangular, leaf 1-1.5 cm wide, 4-4.5 cm long, petiole .3-.6 cm, leaf margin toothed above the middle, verticellasters 2 cm in diameter, calyx tube 1 cm long, bracts .7 cm long, calyx teeth 10 and throat of the calyx villous with white hair.
Can this be L. eriostoma or L. hirta?
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Thanks, ... To me it appears closer to images at Leucas hirta rather than those at Leucas eriostoma 
Thank you very much ... I would appreciate if a group expert could make the taxonomic difference was available rather than the comparative images as these species have very close characters but there must be one feature that sets them apart. I am not able to tell myself from the floras I have available.
  

 

References:

The Plant List Ver.1.1  WCSP  Flora of Davanagere District, Karnataka, India By B. K. Manjunatha, V. Krishna, T. Pullaiah  (2004)  India Biodiversity Portal  
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