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Published In: The Cyclopaedia; or, universial dictionary of arts, . . . 20: 4. 1812. (Cycl.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Contributor Text: I.C. Hedge
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: July-October.
Type: Type: "Hab. in India orientali, Konig [C], in Arabia legit Dn Forsk." [not found at C].
Distribution: Distribution: Pakistan, India, Arabian peninsula, E. Africa.
Comment/Acknowledgements: According to R. R. Stewart (1972), a weed of the plains. Sebald (l.c.) has recognized three varieties in east Africa: the type variety (to which our plants would belong) and two other localised endemic varieties.
Illustration: Leucas urticifolia (Vahl) R. Br. ex Sm. (Illustration)
Map Location: C-7 Rawalpindi: Rawalpindi, R. R. Stewart 15087 (RAW); Punjab: Sakesar, Salt Range, Kabir 14761, 14489 (K), Drummond 14761 (K); D-8 Lahore: Lahore, L. S. Das in Lace 39 (E); G-4 Karachi: University Campus, ann. 1964, Anser Ahmed s.n. (KUH), Jafri 3785 (K); Bela: Windar Hai, Uthal, Hughes-Buller 23074, 19696 (K); Hab Chauki, Rechinger 28599 (W); G-5 Hyderabad: Diplo to Saran (Thar desert), Qaiser & Ghafoor 3860 (E, KUH).


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Annual. Stems erect, simple or branched, 10-50 cm high, with a tomentose indumentum of very short usually retrorse eglandular hairs. Leaves ovate to ovate-lanceolate, ± regularly crenate, cuneate below, acute above, with short adpressed hairs; lamina up to 5 x 3 cm; petiole of lowermost leaves up to 2 cm. Verticillasters globose, dense, borne in upper leaf axils, mostly dearly distant, 2-10, c. 2.5 cm in diameter, c. 16-40-flowered. Bracts linear to linear-lanceolate, pale green, c. 5-8 x 1-2 mm, ciliate at margins, softly subulate. Calyx 7-9 mm, elongating in fruit to c. 11 mm, ± curved, with a clearly oblique mouth, transversely-reticulately nerved and whitish above, with short eglandular hairs; teeth 8-10, narrow triangular, spinulose. Corolla 7-9 mm, white; upper lip short, entire, white-bearded, ± straight; lower lip clearly longer than upper, projecting forward. Nutlets c. 2 x 1 mm, apically finely glandular.
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