Notes on the identity and distribution of the endemic Leucas nepetifolia (Lamiaceae: Lamioideae) in southern India

K.P. Vimal and P. Sunojkumar*

Published on : 30-Jun-2017



Leucas nepetifolia Wall. ex Benth. (Lamiaceae: Lamioideae), a species endemic to southern India, hitherto recorded only from Deccan region in Andhra Pradesh is reported here from Western Ghats in Tamil Nadu after several years. Remarks about its distribution in regional Floras based on wrong identification are clarified. Detailed description and photographs are provided for easy identification.