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

Botswana: 5 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
capensis (Benth.) Engl.SW,SEDescription, Image
glabrata (Vahl) R. Br.N,SW,SEDescription, Image
martinicensis R. Br.Description, Image
neuflizeana Courbon var. neuflizeana Description, Image
sexdentata SkanDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Leucas:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Leucas
Flora of Mozambique: Leucas
Flora of Zambia: 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: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Leucas.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1219, retrieved 27 May 2022

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