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7. Leucas nutans (Roth) Sprang., Syst. Veg. 2: 743. 1825. Benth. in DC., Prodr. 12: 532. 1848; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 4: 688. 1885; Mukerjee in Rec. Bot. Surv. Ind. 14, 1: 169. 1940; Jafri, Fl. Karachi 291. 1966; Stewart, Ann. Cat. Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 616. 1972; Sharma & Kachroo, Fl. Jammu 264. 1981.

I.C. Hedge

  • Phlomis nutans Roth

    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.

    Fl. Per.: August-October.

    Type: Described from "India orientalis" Heyne (?B).

    Distribution: Pakistan, peninsular India, Burma.

    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.


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