Leucas sexdentata Skan

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Leucas sexdentata

Photo: Bart Wursten
By rd from Shashe Wilderness Camp to the National Parks office

Leucas sexdentata

Photo: Bart Wursten
By rd from Shashe Wilderness Camp to the National Parks office

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Erect annual herb, up to c. 60 cm tall, unbranched or with few branches from the base. Stems often whitish, hairy. Leaves opposite or whorled with additional smaller leaves, ovate, up to c. 4 × 2.5 cm, softly hairy, rounded at the apex; margin crenate except for the lower third. Flowers in 1-5 spaced axillary, sessile, heads. Calyx tubular, up to 14 mm long at flowering time, somewhat 2-lipped, 6-toothed. Corolla up to 20 mm long, white, 2-lipped; upper lip with a fringe of bristly hairs at the apex; lower lip broad, 2-lobed.
Derivation of specific name: sexdentata: 6-toothed, referring to the calyx teeth.
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Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Zimbabwe and northern South Africa.
Botswana distribution: N,SE
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Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 56.

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Page 55.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 78.

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Leucas sexdentata

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Leucas sexdentata
African Plant Database: Leucas sexdentata
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Leucas sexdentata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Leucas sexdentata
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Leucas sexdentata
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Leucas sexdentata
JSTOR Plant Science: Leucas sexdentata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Leucas sexdentata
Plants of the World Online: Leucas sexdentata
Tropicos: Leucas sexdentata
Wikipedia: Leucas sexdentata

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Leucas sexdentata.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=149350, retrieved 21 July 2024

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