Leonotis nepetifolia

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Rajesh Sachdev

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Oct 27, 2009, 9:44:59 AM10/27/09
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Name of Species:  Leonotis nepetifolia 
Common Name: Lion's Ear, दीपमाल
Family: Lamiaceae
Conservation status: NA
Photographed: 20th Otober, 2009
Location: Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary, Near Alibaug
Camera: OLYMPUS SP570UZ
Lens: OLYMPUS ED LENS AF ZOOM 4.6 - 92 mm, 1:2.8 - 4.6
Description: Leonotis nepetifolia, also known as Klip Dagga, is a species of plant in the Leonotis genus and theLamiaceae (mint) family. While most other species in this genus are native to Southern Africa, L. nepetifolia is native to tropical Africa and southern India. It grows to a height of 3 metres and has whorls of striking lipped flowers, that are most commonly orange, but can vary to red, white, and purple. It has very soft serrated leaves that can grow up to 4 inches wide.


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