Leucas zeylanica var. zeylanica

Leucas zeylanica var. zeylanica


Taxonavigation: Lamiales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Lamiales

Familia: Lamiaceae
Subfamilia: Lamioideae
Tribus: Leucadeae
Genus: Leucas
Species: Leucas zeylanica
Varietas: L. z. var. zeylanica



Leucas zeylanica (L.) W.T.Aiton var. zeylanica autonym


  • Heterotypic
    • Phlomis indica L., Sp. Pl.: 586 (1753).
    • Leonurus marrubiastrum Burm.f., Fl. Indica: 127 (1768), sensu auct.
    • Leonurus parviflorus Moench, Methodus: 401 (1794).
    • Leucas indica (L.) Sm. in A.Rees, Cycl. 20: n.° 5 (1812).
    • Phlomis octodentata Stokes, Bot. Mat. Med. 3: 355 (1812).
    • Spermacoce denticulata Walp., Nov. Actorum Acad. Caes. Leop.-Carol. Nat. Cur. 19(Suppl. 1): 353 (1843).
    • Leucas malayana Hance in W.G.Walpers, Ann. Bot. Syst. 3: 269 (1852).
    • Leucas bancana Miq., Fl. Ned. Ind., Eerste Bijv.: 572 (1861).
    • Leucas zeylanica var. linearis L.H.Cramer, Revis. Handb. Fl. Ceylon 3: 184 (1981).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Asia-Temperate
    • Regional: Indian subcontinent
      • Assam, Bangladesh, East Himalaya, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, West Himalaya
    • Regional: Indian subcontinent
      • China Southeast, Hainan
  • Continental: Asia-Tropical
    • Regional: Southeastern asia
      • Borneo, Cambodia, Christmas I., Jawa, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Maluku, Myanmar, New Guinea, Philippines, Sumatera, Thailand, Vietnam
    • Introduced into:
      • Maldives, Mauritius, Queensland

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



Primary references

  • Aiton, W.T. 1811. Hortus Kewensis; or, a Catalogue of the Plants Cultivated in the Royal Botanic Garden at Kew. 2nd Edn., Vol. III, iii + 432 pp. Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, London. BHL. Reference page. : ed. 2, 3:409.

Additional references

  • Govaerts, R.H.A. 2003. World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [unavailable for the public] Reference page

Vernacular names