Mountain Lucas
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Mountain Lucas
P Native Photo: Dinesh Valke
Common name: Mountain Lucas • Bengali: Gitil arak • Marathi: डोंगरी बुरुंबी Dongari burumbi • Telugu: కొండ తుమ్మి Konda thummi
Botanical name: Leucas montana    Family: Lamiaceae (Mint family)
Synonyms: Leucas hamiltoniana, Phlomis montana

Mountain Lucas is a perennial or woody herb, with branches covered by silky velvety-hairs. Flowers are borne in 15-20-flowered whorls. Flowers are white, tube ringed inside. Sepal cup is silky-hairy, with a mouth which is not unequal, and very short erect teeth. Leaves are ovate, toothed to rounded toothed, wrinkled, green above and velvet-hairy, but covered with white wool beneath. Leaves are rounded-flat o broadly heart-shaped at base. Branches rise up from a woody base. Mountain Lucas is found in the Western Ghats.

Identification credit: Dinesh Valke Photographed on Kas Waghali Road, Maharashtra.

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