Leucas urticifolia R.Br.

  • Family : LAMIACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Lamiaceae
  • Basionym : Phlomis urticifolia Vahl
  • Synonym(s) : Leucas urticifolia (Vahl) Sm.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Leucas urticifolia (Vahl) Sm.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Shaded wastelands and dry deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : A common weed of wasteland near Mettur dam.
  • Flower, Fruit : July-December
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kadapa district, Kurnool district, Srikakulam district
    • Karnataka : Ballari district, Kolar district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Idukki district
    • Tamil Nadu : Salem district, Dharmapuri district
  • World Distribution : India, Balochistan, Arabia, Abyssinia, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; 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.
  • 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 urticifolia. Downloaded on 12 December 2019.

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