Leucas glabrata (Vahl) R. Br.

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Leucas glabrata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Leucas glabrata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Leucas glabrata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Leucas glabrata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Leucas glabrata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Leucas glabrata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along main Zvishavane - Rutenga road

Leucas glabrata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along main Zvishavane - Rutenga road

Leucas glabrata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along main Zvishavane - Rutenga road

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Synonyms: Leucas dinteri Briq.
Leucas junodii Briq.
Leucas natalensis Sond.
Phlomis glabrata Vahl
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial shrubby herb, up to c. 80 cm tall, much-branched from the base. Stems spreading to sub-erect. Leaves opposite, ovate, ovate-lanceolate, up to c. 6.5 × 2.5 cm, usually hairy; margin with a few teeth to almost entire. Flowers in several axillary, 2-10-flowered clusters. Calyx lanceolate-deltoid, 7-9 mm long at flowering time, 10-toothed. Corolla up to 15 mm long, white, 2 lipped; upper lip with a fringe of bristly hairs at the apex; lower lip fairly narrow, 2-lobed; anthers orange-red.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: glabrata: glabrous, without hairs.
Habitat: In dry scrub and open woodland, often among rocks.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1450 m
Flowering time:Sep - May
Worldwide distribution: Widespread from the Arabian Peninsula through East Africa to Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Saturday 21 May 2016
Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Pages 178 - 179. As Leucas glabrata glabrata (Includes a picture).

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 78.

Fabian, A. & Germishuizen, G. (1997). Wild Flowers of Northern South Africa. Fernwood Press, Vlaeburg. Pages 360 - 361. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 56.

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 52 - 53. (Includes a picture).

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 367 - 368. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 78.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Leucas glabrata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=149280, retrieved 24 July 2016

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