Taxon: Leucas aspera (Willd.) Link

Genus: Leucas
Family: Lamiaceae (alt.Labiatae)
Subfamily: Lamioideae
Tribe: Leucadeae
Nomen number: 401732
Place of publication: Enum. hort. berol. alt. 2:113. 1822
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 05-Apr-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 08-Jun-1995
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • feng chao cao  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring (fide L Edible Pl; F Pak; Wealth India RM 6:79. 1962)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Wealth India RM; Healing Pl India)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • Western Indian Ocean: Mauritius
  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India ; Nepal ; Pakistan ; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Cambodia ; Laos ; Myanmar ; Thailand ; Vietnam
    • Malesia: Indonesia Celebes, Java; Malaysia ; Philippines
    • Papuasia: Papua New Guinea


  • 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)
  • Hara, H. et al. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal. (L Nepal)
  • Kunkel, G. Plants for human consumption. 1984 (L Edible Pl)
  • Merrill, E. D. An enumeration of Philippine flowering plants. (F Philipp)
  • Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. Flora of [West] Pakistan. (F Pak)
  • Robertson, S. A. Flowering plants of Seychelles. 1989 (L Seychelles)
  • Singh, V. Monograph on Indian Leucas R. Br. (Dronapushpi) Lamiaceae. 2001 (Monog Ind Leucas)
  • Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. Flora malesiana. (F Males)
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)


Check other web resources for Leucas aspera (Willd.) Link :

  • 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.