Lamiaceae & Verbenaceae Week: Leucas aspera (RD_01)

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raju das

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Jul 5, 2011, 2:24:11 PM7/5/11
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Dear all,
Unidentified butterfly in Leucas aspera *(Willd.) .
 
Dron or Doron in Assamese is ethno religious and medicinal plant of Assam
 
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Raju Das
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Vijayasankar

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Jul 5, 2011, 4:05:59 PM7/5/11
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Leucas lavandulifolia, again. The calyx here is characteristically very oblique at apex, 8-toothed; teeth irregular/minute and the posterior teeth is the largest.
In L. aspera, the calyx is slightly oblique at apex, 10-toothed; teeth unequal but not as above.
Of course there are several other differences such as: hairs on the stems are deflexed in the former and they are spreading in the latter species.

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Vijayasankar Raman
National Center for Natural Products Research
University of Mississippi

Smilax004

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Jul 5, 2011, 11:43:37 PM7/5/11
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The characters of the butterfly is not clear. With this it is
difficult to id.


Regards
Giby
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mani nair

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Jul 6, 2011, 12:42:47 AM7/6/11
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Dear Raju ji, This flower is very common in Kerala just after the rains.  Children go and collect these flowers for flower decoration during Onam festival.  It is also the favorite of butterflies. The butterfly in the photo is a skipper butterfly.  Waiting for the exact ID.

Regards,

Mani.

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