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Description

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Annual or perennial herbs or subshrubs. Inflorescence of few-many-flowered, often subspherical, whorls; bracts leaf-like; bracteoles linear, ascending. Calyx tubular, 10-nerved, straight or curved, with 5-10 equal or unequal spine-tipped teeth. Corolla 2-lipped, white; upper lip usually entire and hairy; lower lip 3-lobed, the middle lobe longest. Stamens 4.

Similar to the genus Acrotome. The differences are explained under that genus.
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Leucas Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1219
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Description

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Erect annual herb, up to 1m. Usually unbranched stems, finely hairy. Leaves opposite, ovate to ovate-lanceolate, margins coarsely serrate-crenate. Inflorescence of several spaced, many-flowered verticils with long thistle-like calyx teeth. Flowers small, white.
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Leucas martinicensis R. Br. Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=149300
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Frequency

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Common
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Leucas martinicensis R. Br. Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=149300
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Worldwide distribution

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It is native to South America and the West Indies, and may be native or introduced in Africa.
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Leucas martinicensis R. Br. Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=149300
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Leucas

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Leucas is a genus of plants in the family Lamiaceae, first described by Robert Brown in 1810. It contains over 200 species, widespread over much of Africa, and southern and eastern Asia (Iran, India, China, Japan, Indonesia, etc.) with a few species in Queensland and on various islands in the Indian Ocean.[2][1]

Species

As of March 2014 The Plant List recognises 133 accepted species (including infraspecific names):[3]

A new species, Leucas sahyadriensis Sunojk., has recently been described and is endemic to the Western Ghats of southern India.[4]

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Leucas: Brief Summary

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Leucas is a genus of plants in the family Lamiaceae, first described by Robert Brown in 1810. It contains over 200 species, widespread over much of Africa, and southern and eastern Asia (Iran, India, China, Japan, Indonesia, etc.) with a few species in Queensland and on various islands in the Indian Ocean.

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