Leucas decemdentata (Willd.) Sm.

 
  • Family : LAMIACEAE
    (MINT FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Lamiaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Leucas mollissima var. scaberula Hook.f.; Leucas mollissima var. mollissima; Leucas flaccida var. scaberula (Hook.f.) S.R.Sriniv.; Leucas decemdentata
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Leucas decemdentata (Willd.) Sm.
  • Vernacular name : Kaattuthumbai (Tamil); Pullathummi (Telugu)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Degraded forest areas
  • Flower, Fruit : September-June
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kadapa district, Vishakapatnam district, Kurnool district, East Godavari district, Srikakulam district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Idukki district
    • Odisha : All districts of Odisha
    • Tamil Nadu : Alagar Hills (Madurai district), Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Shevaroy Hills (Salem district), Kalrayan Hills (Salem district), Pachamalai Hills (Tiruchirapalli district), Bodamalai Hills (Salem district), Chitteri Hills (Vellore district), Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district), Yelagiri Hills (Vellore district), Dharmapuri Hills (Dharmapuri district), Piranmalai Hills (Sivaganga district), Theerthamalai Hills (Dharmapuri district), Gingee Hill (Villipuram district), Javadu Hills (Tiruvannamalai district)
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : India, Himalayas, Myanmar, Indo-China
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1987). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Leucas decemdentata. Downloaded on 9 December 2019.

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