Angular Leucas
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Angular Leucas
P Native Photo: S. Kasim
Common name: Angular Leucas
Botanical name: Leucas angularis    Family: Lamiaceae (Mint family)
Synonyms: Leucas pubescens Thwaites, nom. illeg.

Angular Leucas is a prostrate branching herb, velvet-hairy, with stem and branches rather slender, several feet long, straggling. Leaves are simple, opposite, 3.5 x 1.5 cm, ovate, blunt, base rounded or flat, sawtoothed, velvet-hairy. Leaf-stalk is 0.5 cm. Flowers are borne in rather lax-flowered whorls in leaf-axils, 4-6 flowered. Bracts are 3 mm, linear, fringed with hairs. Flower-tube is 9 mm, filaments 5 and 7 mm, velvet-hairy. Ovary 1 mm, style 1 3 mm. Calyx tube is 8 mm, 10 toothed, unequal, up to 2 mm, long, fringed with hairs. Angular Leucas is found in South India and Sri Lanka.

Identification credit: S. Kasim Photographed in Thirumoorthi Hills, Tamil Nadu.

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