Leucas martinicensis (Jacq.) R.Br.

 
  • Family : LAMIACEAE
    (Mint Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : TULSI FAMILY (तुलसी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : LAMIACEAE
  • Basionym : Clinopodium martinicense Jacq.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Leucas martinicensis (Jacq.) R.Br.
  • Common name : WhiteWort
  • Vernacular name : Perumthumbai (Tamil); Karimthumba (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Near moist places in deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on hills above 800m in moist places, abundant in wastelands, fallow fields and a weed of cultivation.
  • Flower, Fruit : November-March
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy; Raja K. Swamy & Noel Sebastian
  • Collection Date : 13/12/2014; 25-11-2018
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-384; HJCB-1825
  • Collection Locality : Batrepalli, Nigidi forest, Anantapur (AP); Marayoor, Idukki district, Kerala
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district, Kurnool district, Vishakapatnam district
    • Karnataka : Ballari district
    • Kerala : Idukki district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Koraput district
    • Tamil Nadu : Namakkal district, Tiruchirapalli district
  • Native : Paleotropics
  • World Distribution : Pantropical
  • 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; 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; Kamble & Pradhan, 1988. Flora of Akola District, Maharashtra. Botanical Survey of India; Herbarium specimen from Marayoor, Idukki district, Kerala
  • 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 martinicensis. Downloaded on 6 July 2020.

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