Leucas montana



Habit: Straggling Undershrub
Notes: Western Ghats & Eastern Ghats, Dry Deciduous to Evergreen Forests


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SK346JAN27-2017:ID : 11 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6)
Location: Hattiban, Nepal
Altitude:  4900 ft.
Date: 5 October 2016
Leucas aspera (Willd.) Link (accepted name) again ??
Does not seem to match with images at Leucas aspera
Appears close to images images at Leucas eriostoma Hook.f. , but not found in Nepal.
This is the closest I could find as per comparative images in efi at Leucas
It is not Leucas aspera, but very close to leucas eriostoma, there is some possibility of it may come as an escape 
I am unable to decide. Any how please check these links for final decision:
http://indiabiodiversity.org/species/show/263453
http://threatenedtaxa.org/index.php/JoTT/article/view/977/1750
To me it seems to be Leucas lanata.
FLOWERS OF THE HIMALAYA by Oleg Polunin and Adam Stainton refers (page 328, se no- 1131 Plate no 104).
Thanks, ... You are right.
... images matches with images of the same species in the following postings:
Lamiaceae (Incl. Verbenaceae) Fortnight: Leucas for id from Gori Valley- NS May 58/58
Thank you for the ID validation.
However, flowering period and the altitude differs according to FoN and book published in Nepal but matching altitude with FOI but flowering period differing slightly.
http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=110&taxon_id=242423824
Thanks for the finalisation of the ID.  It should be correct.
Now only I noticed your mail. I could not operate my rediffmail so long and now rediff gave me a chance to operate after paying. So I opened it and found your mail. It is about the Leucas you had collected from Nepal, Gattiban 5 Oct 2017. It is interesting I will once again check it but I found something new. If you have specimen or about to collect anything please send it tome.  
Any opinion ?
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It looks more close to Leucas hamiltoniana the correct name is Leucas montana. Please see a type image I took from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
There are some variations on it, but could be assessed if only I receive specimens. Is it possible to get some specimens ?
I shall try for the specimen if found again. By the way it is not listed in Nepal.

It is a tentative identification only. I can confirm it if I see the specimen. I find something interesting on it especially on the hairs.
I shall try if I can find a one !
 
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MS Oct, 2018/19 Leucas montana for Id/confirmation : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Location : Lurh-tlang, Mizoram
Date : 03-10-2018
Habit : Herb
Habitat : Wild

Pl. check 

I think it is Leucas montana

It seems to me L. montana

 
Image by Nayan Singh
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Leucas montana from STR – NSD 49 : Attachments (1). 4 posts by 3 authors.

This Leucas sp is from Satpura Tiger Reserve

Photographed on – 11-10-09

I think it is Leucas montana

Please confirm the id


To me looks different from other images at Leucas montana
Yes there are variation in this image from the typical L. montana. If I receive this specimen I can tell more about it.  It is to be examined. For the time being it can be treated under L. montana. Even the specimen from different localities (say Tirupati and from Karnataka) looks different. Thorough examination is required. I will do it if I get more photographs and specimen.





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