Leucas sexdentata Skan

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Leucas sexdentata

Photo: Bart Wursten
By rd from Shashe Wilderness Camp to the National Parks office

Leucas sexdentata

Photo: Bart Wursten
By rd from Shashe Wilderness Camp to the National Parks office

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Status: Native
Description:
Erect annual herb, up to c. 60 cm tall, unbranched or with few branches from the base. Stems often whitish, hairy. Leaves opposite or whorled with additional smaller leaves, ovate, up to c. 4 × 2.5 cm, softly hairy, rounded at the apex; margin crenate except for the lower third. Flowers in 1-5 spaced axillary, sessile, heads. Calyx tubular, up to 14 mm long at flowering time, somewhat 2-lipped, 6-toothed. Corolla up to 20 mm long, white, 2-lipped; upper lip with a fringe of bristly hairs at the apex; lower lip broad, 2-lobed.
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Derivation of specific name: sexdentata: 6-toothed, referring to the calyx teeth.
Habitat: In dry grassland or open woodland, on gravelly or sandy soils.
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Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Zimbabwe and northern South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E,S
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Images last updated: Sunday 4 May 2008
Literature:

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Page 55.

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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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Leucas sexdentata
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West African Plants database: Leucas sexdentata


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 sexdentata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=149350, retrieved 29 July 2016

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