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Useful Tropical Plants

Leucas decemdentata

(Willd.) Sm.

Lamiaceae

+ Synonyms

Isodeca flaccida (R.Br.) Raf.

Leucas chinensis oliganthos Hassk.

Leucas flaccida R.Br.

Leucas flaccida scaberula (Hook.f.) S.R.Sriniv.

Leucas flaccida sebastiana (Subba Rao & Kumari) N.Rama Rao

Leucas javanica Benth.

Leucas javanica littoralis Zoll.

Leucas lamioides (Muschl.) Hosseus

Leucas leucocephala Miq.

Leucas melissifolia Benth.

Leucas mollissima Wall. ex Benth.

Leucas montana pilosa Haines

Leucas montana scaberula (Hook.f.) S.R.Paul

Leucas montana strigosa (Benth.) S.R.Paul

Leucas oxyodon Miq.

Leucas parviflora Benth.

Leucas pilosa pubescens Benth.

Leucas sericea Elmer

Leucas stachyoides Spreng.

Leucas strigosa Benth.

Marrubium lamioides Muschl.

Phlomis chinensis Blume

Phlomis decemdentata Willd.

Phlomis flaccida (R.Br.) Steud.

Phlomis moluccana Roxb.

Stachys decemdentata G.Forst.

Common Name:

Leucas decemdentata
Flowering stems
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Leucas decemdentata Leucas decemdentata

General Information

Leucas decemdentata is a straggling, annual plant with a thin, much-branched stem up to 150cm long[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.

Range

W. Asia - Iran; E. Asia - China, Indian subcontinent, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines to New Guinea and Australia

Habitat

Moist, shady places in Nepal[
272
Title
Plants and People of Nepal
Publication
 
Author
Manandhar. N. P.
Publisher
Timber Press. Oregon.
Year
2002
ISBN
0-88192-527-6
Description
Excellent book, covering over 1,500 species of useful plants from Nepal together with information on the geography and peoples of Nepal. Good descriptions of the plants with terse notes on their uses.
]. Roadsides, grasslands, streamsides, sunny thickets, evergreen forests; at elevations up to 2,700 metres[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitAnnual
Height0.60 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

A paste made from the flower heads is used in the treatment of fevers[
272
Title
Plants and People of Nepal
Publication
 
Author
Manandhar. N. P.
Publisher
Timber Press. Oregon.
Year
2002
ISBN
0-88192-527-6
Description
Excellent book, covering over 1,500 species of useful plants from Nepal together with information on the geography and peoples of Nepal. Good descriptions of the plants with terse notes on their uses.
].

The plant is used as a tonic[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].

In general, the crushed leaves of Leucas species are applied to wounds, sores, especially those of the eyes and nose, chronic skin diseases, such as psoriasis and scabies. The crushed leaves are also used to treat mild fevers, colds, rheumatism and snake bites, and as a decoction against roundworm, mainly for children[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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