by; G. Renu, Sanjana Julias Thilakar, D. Narasimhan, Centre for Floristic Research, Department of Botany, Madras Christian College, Tambaram. (0 ratings). Common Name: Spiderwort. Leucas cephalotes. Drawing of the plant. Photograph by: Kirtikar, K.R., Basu, B.D., Indian medicinal plants, Plates, vol. 4: t. Objective: Keeping this background in mind this study was carried out on the leaf of Leucas cephalotes, basically a folklore drug also used in Unani Medicine.

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Leaves narrow oblong-elliptic, cuneate, subentire to leucax crenate, up to 8 x 2 cm, with long and short eglandular hairs denser below; petiole on lower leaves sub-absent to c. The spreading and retrorse stem hairs, the numerous imbricate bracts and the few large verticillasters are characteristic features. The medicinal and peucas plants of India.

Stars of the month. Labellenic acid Octadeca — 5, 6-dienoic acid has been reported in seed oil. Lamiaceae-Leucas cephalotes Roth Spreng. Encyclopedia of Life EOL. I hope Id is correct. Demography and Conservation Demography and Conservation.

Plant species composition on two rock outcrops from the northern Western Ghats, Maharashtra, India Desc: Document specific search options Title.


Also includes information referring to territorial extension of the individual or group in terms of its activities feeding, mating, etc. For more details, pl. Details of some important contributors. Used as a culinary herb. In many parts of India particularly in North India. Bracts numerous, imbricate, narrow, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, equalling calyces, ciliate on margins.

Does not include altitudinal distribution, which is covered under Habitat. Enumerates geographic entities where the taxon lives.

Leucas cephalotes

In any event, the source must be explicitly quoted. FoC – densely hispid many flowered globose verticillaster hispid linear bracts as long as calyx oblique calyx mouth, calyx hispid outside, teeth straight-triangular-spinescent apex This species is not Leucas aspera Willd.

Stems erect, unbranched or with few branches, cm, leafy, pubescent with spreading and adpressed retrorse hairs. The leaves are ovate to lanceolate in shape.

In rainy season, many Indian tribal communities take bath with water having Dronpushpi leaf extract. A total of species belo In many parts of India, people plant this weed in front of their homes to repel snakes and other venomous animals.

Leucas cephalotes

Technology Biodiversity in India. Search in all groups Search within this group. Treatments in Other Floras www. Cepyalotes is also steeped in water which is then used for bathing and for washing livestock.


Quotation from this document should cite and acknowledge the contributor. Related Links opens cephaoltes a new window. Technology partner Strand Life Sciences. In tribal regions of India, Dronpushpi is a valuable drug for snake bite. A textual diagnostic description of the species that is not necessarily structured. Hedge Leucas capitata Desf.

However, benefits to ecosystems not specific to humans are best treated under Risk statement leucs happens when the organism is removed. Pics taken in Pench National park Leucas aspera I hope.

It is a common plant across Asia from China to the Indian subcontinent.

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The seed also yields medicinal oil. Best supported on Google Chrome, Firefox 3. Role of eFI in Sc. Could it be a dried up plant of Leucas Indica? Observation specific search options Observed during. In other projects Wikispecies.

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