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

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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 Malawi: Leucas
Flora of Mozambique: Leucas
Flora of Zambia: Leucas

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Leucas
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Leucas
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Leucas
Wikipedia: Leucas
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Leucas
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Leucas

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Leucas.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1219, retrieved 5 December 2022

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