Taxon: Leucas zeylanica (L.) W. T. Aiton

Genus: Leucas
Family: Lamiaceae (alt.Labiatae)
Subfamily: Lamioideae
Tribe: Leucadeae
Nomen number: 423451
Place of publication: Hortus kew. ed. 2, 3:409. 1811 (R. Brown, Prodr. 504. 1810, nom. inval.)
Link to protologue:
  • • Brown cited Phlomis zeylanica L. as a member of Leucas but did not actually make this combination in 1810 (Melbourne ICN Art. 35.2)
  • • the generic treatment and the species description in Hortus kewensis is not attributed to "Brown mss." so W. T. Aiton is the author of the name (see Melbourne ICN Art. 46 Ex. 23)
Name Verified on: 08-Jul-2002 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 02-Sep-2014
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System


Common names:

  • zhou mian cao  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide Wealth India RM; Healing Pl India)

Distributional Range:


    • CHINA: China [Guangdong, Guangxi]

    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka
    • INDO-CHINA: Myanmar, Thailand
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines


  1. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India The wealth of India: a dictionary of Indian raw materials and industrial products. Raw materials. (Wealth India RM)
  2. Singh, V. Monograph on Indian Leucas R. Br. (Dronapushpi) Lamiaceae. 2001 (Monog Ind Leucas)
  3. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)

Check other web resources for Leucas zeylanica (L.) W. T. Aiton :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 22 May 2018.