Lamiaceae & Verbenaceae Week: Lamiaceae - Leonotis nepetifolia

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Dinesh Valke

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Jul 5, 2011, 11:21:03 AM7/5/11
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Leonotis nepetifolia (L.) R.Br.
  • lee-on-OH-tis -- lion's ear
  • nep-eh-ti-FOH-lee-uh -- having leaves like Nepeta (catnip)

Matishul (Gujarati: મતિશૂલ) 
Dec 7, 2009 at Rajguru Nagar near Pune 


commonly known as: annual lion's ear, christmas candlestick, lion's ear • Bengali: ভূত ভৈরব bhut bhairab, hejurchei • Gujarati: મતિશૂલ matishul • Hindi: बड़ा गूमा bara guma, लाल गूमा lal guma • Kannada: ದೀಪ ಶೂಲ dipa shula, ರಣಭೇರಿ ranabheri • Konkani: दीपमाळ dipamaal • Marathi: दीपमाळ dipamaal, माथेशूळ matheshul • Oriya: barcha • Sanskrit: ग्रन्थिपर्णक granthiparnaka, माथाशूल mathashul • Tamil: இரணபேரி irana-peri • Telugu: ముల్లు గొలిమిడి mullu golimidi, రాణ చెట్టు rana-chettu 

Native to: tropical Africa and southern India 


  • Dipamaal (Marathi: दीपमाळ) ... Dec 13, 2008, somewhere near Nashik along NH 3
  • Leonotis nepetifolia ... Dec 13, 2008, somewhere near Nashik along NH 3


Regards.
Dinesh
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