Leucas zeylanica

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Leucas 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
Varieties: L. z. var. walkeri – L. z. var. zeylanica



Leucas zeylanica (L.) W.T.Aiton, 1811


  • Basionym
    • Phlomis zeylanica L., Sp. Pl.: 586 (1753).
  • Homotypic
    • Phlomis gracilis (L.) Salisb., Prodr. Stirp. Chap. Allerton: 84 (1796), nom. superfl.
    • Leucasia zeylanica (L.) Raf., Fl. Tellur. 3: 88 (1837).


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

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