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

Zambia: 12 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
fulvipila Bramley NN
glabrata (Vahl) R. Br.SSDescription, Image
martinicensis R. Br.B,N,C,SCb,N,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
menthifolia BakerN
milanjiana GürkeEE,CDescription, Image
nyassae Gürke var. nyassae N,W,C,E,SNw,N,E,C,Lk,SDescription, Image
princei (Sebald) Bramley [LR-nt]N,CN
songeana SebaldCLkDescription, Image
stormsii Gürke var. parviflora Bramley N,WN
stormsii Gürke var. stormsii WNw
subarcuata Sebald N,CN,C
tettensis VatkeB,N,C,E,SN,E,Lk

Other sources of information about Leucas:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Leucas
Flora of Malawi: Leucas
Flora of Mozambique: Leucas
Flora of Zimbabwe: 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: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Leucas.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1219, retrieved 10 December 2022

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