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Published In: Systema Vegetabilium, editio decima sexta 2: 743. 1825. (Syst. Veg. [Sprengel]) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Contributor Text: I.C. Hedge
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: August-October.
Type: Type: Described from "India orientalis" Heyne (?B).
Distribution: Distribution: Pakistan, peninsular India, Burma.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Recognized by the spreading hairs on the stem and the prominently curved or reflexed calyces which are hairy in the throat. Usually a species of the plains.
Illustration: Leucas nutans (Roth) Spreng. (Illustration)
Map Location: B-6 Swat: Karakar pass, R. R. Stewart s.n. (RAW). Malakand: Budal, Kazmi 5209 (KUH); B-7 Abbottabad: 5 km from Garhi Habibullah to Abbotabad, Farooqi & Qaiser 3385 (KUH); C-7 Jhelum: Jhelum to Rawalpindi, Burtt 1167 (E); Rawalpindi Panjar, 600 m, R. R. Stewart s.n. (KUH); Topi Park, R. R. Stewart 27056 (KUH); Sargodha: Shahpur, Salt Range, Drummond 14434 (K); C-8 Kashmir: 8 km from Mirpur to Bhimber, Tahir Ali et at 66 (KUH); G-4 Karachi: University Campus, Abrar Hussain s.n. (KUH), Jafri 3784 (K); Jemidar Ka Landa, Stocks 1179 (K).


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Annual. Stems erect, 4-25 cm, unbranched or with few lateral branches, leafy, with spreading firm, eglandular hairs. Leaves oblong-elliptic, cuneate, subentire to slightly crenate, 4 x 1 cm, with adpressed long eglandular hairs, dearly gland-dotted; petiole on lower leaves up to 1 cm, subabsent above. Verticillasters 2-4, distant, 1.5-2.5 cm in diameter, relatively lax, c. 12-24-flowered. Bracts narrow ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, equal to or somewhat shorter than calyces, ciliate on margins. Calyx c. 10 mm, tubular, prominently curved and almost reflexed in fruit, hairy in throat, with a somewhat oblique mouth, gland-dotted and with spreading eglandular hairs; teeth 10, unequal, narrow linear-lanceolate, acuminate mucronulate, longest teeth up to 2.5 mm. Corolla white 10-12 mm; upper lip short bearded; lower lip clearly longer than upper. Nutlets narrow oblong, scarcely trigonous, 2.5 x 1 mm, smooth.
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