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

Malawi: 8 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
deflexa Hook. f. var. kondowensis (Baker) SebaldN,C,S
glabrata (Vahl) R. Br.SDescription, Image
martinicensis R. Br.N,C,SDescription, Image
menthifolia BakerN
milanjiana GürkeC,SDescription, Image
nyassae Gürke var. nyassae N,C,SDescription, Image
songeana SebaldN,CDescription, Image
tettensis VatkeN,C,S

Other sources of information about Leucas:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Leucas
Flora of Mozambique: Leucas
Flora of Zambia: Leucas
Flora of Zimbabwe: 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, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Leucas.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1219, retrieved 11 December 2023

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