Common Leucas   
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Common Leucas
ative lanceshaped Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Common Leucas • Hindi: छोटा हल्कुसा Chhota halkusa, गॊफा Gophaa • Manipuri: ꯃꯌꯡꯂꯝꯕꯨꯝ Mayanglambum • Marathi: Tamba • Tamil: தும்பை Thumbai • Malayalam: Tumba • Telugu: Tummachettu • Kannada: Tumbe guda • Bengali: Ghal ghase • Oriya: Bhutamari • Konkani: Tumbo • Sanskrit: द्रोणपुष्पी Dronapushpi • Nepali: गुम्मा Gummaa, दनेफु Danephu, द्रोणपुश्पि Dronapushpi, गुमपाते Gumapaate
Botanical name: Leucas aspera    Family: Lamiaceae (Mint family)

Common Leucas is an erect and diffusely branched annual herb. Leaves are linear or oblong, 2.5 to 7.5 cm long with blunt tips and scalloped margins. Whorls are large, terminal and axillary, about 2.5 cm in diameter and crowded with white bell shaped flowers. Calyx is variable, with an upper lip and short, triangular teeth.
Medicinal uses: A popular Pot Herb believed to help develop resistance to fight diseases.

Photographed in Manipur.

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