Long-Leaf Leucas
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Long-Leaf Leucas
A Native Photo: Syed Parvez
Common name: Long-Leaf Leucas
Botanical name: Leucas longifolia    Family: Lamiaceae (Mint family)

Long-Leaf Leucas is an erect herb, a foot tall, with the stem leafless below. Hairs are erect or spreading. Leaves are narrowly linear, 4-5 cm long, 2-6 mm wide, quite entire, blunt or somewhat pointed at tip. Flowers are borne in few-flowered whorls. Bracts are minute, sepal tube is inverted-cone-shaped, bristly, about 6 mm long, with long hairs or long structures at the mouth, with minute teeth. Flower-tube protrudes out of the sepal-tube, 1.3 cm long, upper lip very short, lower one very much longer and broader. Long-Leaf Leucas is found in Peninsular India.

Identification credit: Tabish Photographed in Raigarh, Chhattisgarh.

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