7268.000 Leucas R. Br.


Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs or subshrubs. Inflorescence of few-many-flowered, often subspherical, whorls; bracts leaf-like; bracteoles linear, ascending. Calyx tubular, 10-nerved, straight or curved, with 5-10 equal or unequal spine-tipped teeth. Corolla 2-lipped, white; upper lip usually entire and hairy; lower lip 3-lobed, the middle lobe longest. Stamens 4.

Similar to the genus Acrotome. The differences are explained under that genus.

Worldwide: 150 species from Africa and Arabia to Indomalesia

Zimbabwe: 13 taxa.

Leucas nyassae var. nyassae

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
aggerestris (Wild) Sebald[End][LR-lc]N
capensis (Benth.) Engl.WDescription, Image
deflexa Hook. f. var. deflexa EDescription, Image
glabrata (Vahl) R. Br.W,C,E,SDescription, Image
hephaestis (Wild) Sebald[End][VU]N
martinicensis R. Br.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
menthifolia BakerC,E
milanjiana GürkeN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
neuflizeana Courbon var. neuflizeana W,E,SDescription, Image
nyassae Gürke var. nyassae N,C,EDescription, Image
sexdentata SkanE,SDescription, Image
songeana SebaldCDescription, Image
tettensis VatkeN,W,C,E,S

Other sources of information about Leucas:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Leucas
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Leucas
Flora of Malawi: Leucas
Flora of Mozambique: Leucas
Flora of Zambia: Leucas

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Leucas
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Leucas
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Leucas
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Leucas
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Leucas
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Leucas
JSTOR Plant Science: Leucas
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Leucas
Plants of the World Online: Leucas
Tropicos: Leucas
Wikipedia: Leucas

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Leucas.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1219, retrieved 21 February 2024

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