Leucas martinicensis R. Br.

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Leucas martinicensis

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Mukuvisi Woodland, office area

Leucas martinicensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Below dam wall, Cleveland Dam

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Synonyms: Clinopodium martinicense Jacq.
Common names:
Frequency: Common
Status: Native or introduced
Erect annual herb, up to 1m. Usually unbranched stems, finely hairy. Leaves opposite, ovate to ovate-lanceolate, margins coarsely serrate-crenate. Inflorescence of several spaced, many-flowered verticils with long thistle-like calyx teeth. Flowers small, white.
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Habitat: It is found mainly in disturbed places and as a weed of cultivation.
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Worldwide distribution: It is native to South America and the West Indies, and may be native or introduced in Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Wednesday 21 December 2005

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 24.

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 64 - 65.

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 69. (Includes a picture).

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

Wild, H. (undated, c. 1955). Common Rhodesian Weeds ?Government of Rhodesia, Salisbury Page 102. (Includes a picture).

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Leucas martinicensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Leucas martinicensis
The Plant List (version 1.1): Leucas martinicensis
Tropicos: Leucas martinicensis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Leucas martinicensis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=149300, retrieved 25 April 2018

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