Leucas cephalotes (Roth) Spreng. from Jim Corbett..Do we already have it in our database

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Gurcharan Singh

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Oct 16, 2013, 9:22:17 AM10/16/13
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After photographing this plant from fields outside Jim corbett and identifying it as Leucas cephalotes (Roth) Spreng., I noticed that the species although very distinctive is not represented on Flowers of India. Next I checked our database and realised that though several uploads have been suggested as L. cephalotes, they mostly turned out to be some other species.
   The species is very distinct from other species that ir has single terminal compact head-like verticillaster with numerous closely overlapping bracts which concoel most of the calyx, and only one or two flowers may be seen coming out at a time, one or two floral leaves emerging from top of the head. The leaves are ovate to lanceolate in shape. Plant is up to 1 m tall with hispid stems.

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Nidhan Singh

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Oct 16, 2013, 10:21:58 AM10/16/13
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Thanks Sir for this upload,  I thought this is a common plant, strange to know that this is not represented on the forum. ...I will share my pics of the same from Panipat and Morni Hills. ....anyway,  thanks a lot for your upload from the latest tour....hope to see many more......

J.M. Garg

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Nov 1, 2013, 1:41:24 AM11/1/13
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Hi, Singh ji,
A few uploads earlier identified as Leucas cephalotes:
Leucas (from Sibdas ji)
Herb from Chitrakoot (From Balkar ji)
 
Pl. correct if any of the above post is wrongly identified.
 


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Gurcharan Singh

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Nov 1, 2013, 3:59:40 AM11/1/13
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Garg ji
One uploaded by Sibdas ji is clearly not L. cephalotes. It appears L. aspera

One by Balkar ji may be but bracts are not clear from distant shot


Dr. Gurcharan Singh
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SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
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