Leucas martinicensis R. Br.

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Leucas martinicensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mukuvisi Woodland, office area

Leucas martinicensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Below dam wall, Cleveland Dam

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Synonyms: Clinopodium martinicense Jacq.
Common names:
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Erect annual herb, up to 1 m. Usually unbranched stems, finely hairy. Leaves opposite, ovate to ovate-lanceolate, margins coarsely serrate-crenate. Inflorescence of several spaced, many-flowered verticils with long thistle-like calyx teeth. Flowers small, white.
Derivation of specific name: martinicensis: of Martinique where the type specimen was collected
Habitat: It is found mainly in disturbed places and as a weed of cultivation.
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Worldwide distribution: According to Plants of the World Online, this is native to the tropcs and subtropics of the Old World and is also naturalised elsewhere.
Mozambique distribution: N,T,GI,M
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Content last updated: Sunday 4 May 2008

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 37.

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 24.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 56.

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 64 - 65.

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 69. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 78.

Wild, H. (1955). Common Rhodesian Weeds Government of Rhodesia, Salisbury Page 102. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Leucas martinicensis
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Leucas martinicensis
Plants of the World Online: Leucas martinicensis
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Wikipedia: Leucas martinicensis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Leucas martinicensis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=149300, retrieved 24 July 2024

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