Taxon: Leucas urticifolia (Vahl) Benth.

Genus: Leucas
Family: Lamiaceae (alt.Labiatae)
  Subfamily: Lamioideae
      Tribe: Leucadeae
Nomen number: 401734
Place of publication: A. L. P. P. de Candolle, Prod. 12:524. 1848 (R. Brown, Prodr. 504. 1810, nom. inval.)
Comment: Brown cited Phlomis urticifolia Vahl as a member of Leucas but did not actually make this combination in 1810 (Melbourne ICN Art. 35.2)
Name Verified on: 05-Apr-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 02-Sep-2014
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Economic Importance:

  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Atlas WWeed)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia; Sudan
    • Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Arabian Peninsula: Oman; Saudi Arabia; Yemen
    • Western Asia: Afghanistan; Iran
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India; Pakistan


  • Boulos, L. Flora of Egypt checklist. (L Egypt)
  • Cufodontis, G. Enumeratio plantarum aethiopiae: Spermatophyta. 1953-1972 (F EthiopCuf)
  • Ghazanfar, S. A. An annotated catalogue of the vascular plants of Oman. Scripta Botanica Belgica 2. 1992 (L Oman)
  • Holm, L. et al. A geographical atlas of world weeds. 1979 (Atlas WWeed)
  • Migahid, A. M. Flora of Saudi Arabia, ed. 3. 1988-1990 (F Saudi ed3)
  • Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. Flora of [West] Pakistan. 1970- (F Pak)
  • Rechinger, K. H., ed. Flora iranica. 1963- (F Iran)
  • Singh, V. Monograph on Indian Leucas R. Br. (Dronapushpi) Lamiaceae. 2001 (Monog Ind Leucas)
  • Wood, J. R. I. A handbook of the Yemen flora. (F Yemen)


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