Leucas lavandulifolia J. E. Sm.

  • Family : LAMIACEAE
    (Mint Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : TULSI FAMILY (तुलसी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : LAMIACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Leucas indica (L.) R.Br. ex Vatke; Leonurus indicus L.; Leucas indica (L.) Vatke; Leucas malabarica W.Theob.; Leucas linifolia (Roth) Spreng.; Phlomis linifolia Roth
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Leucas lavandulifolia Sm.
  • Vernacular name : Thumbe (Kannada); Mosappullu (Tamil); Goiso (Hindi); Guma halkusa, Kunja (Hindi); Pula thummi (Telugu); Rudraspushpam, Thumba (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Rocky areas in moist and dry deciduous forests, also in the plains
  • Comments / notes : Often on hills to 1400m in a variety of habitats, by waysides, river banks, on shallow exposed slopes by rocks, locally abundant in unweeded farmlands.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K.Swamy & Arun Singh R
  • Collection Date : 13/09/2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0045
  • Collection Locality : Jamunamarthur, Tiruvannamalai district, Tamil Nadu
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Throughout Andhra Pradesh
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Belagavi district, Chikkamagaluru district, Chitradurga district, Davanagare district, Dharwad district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Kolar district, Mysuru district, Shivamogga district, Tumakuru district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Throughout Odisha
    • Tamil Nadu : Throughout Tamil Nadu
  • World Distribution : Indo-Malesia, East Asia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan District; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 – Flora of Bangalore District; Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District; Manjunath et al., 2003 – Flora of Davanagere District; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara
  • 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 lavandulifolia. Downloaded on 12 July 2020.

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