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Leucas ciliata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Subfamily: Lamioideae
Genus: Leucas

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  • Hemistemma Rchb.
  • Hemistoma Ehrenb. ex Benth.
  • Lasiocorys Benth.
  • Blandina Raf.
  • Elbunis Raf.
  • Eneodon Raf.
  • Heptrilis Raf.
  • Hetrepta Raf.
  • Isodeca Raf.
  • Leucasia Raf.
  • Physoleucas Jaub. & Spach

Leucas is a genus of plants in the Lamiaceae family, first described by Robert Brown in 1810. It contains over 200 species, widespread over much of Africa, and southern and eastern Asia (Iran, India, China, Japan, Indonesia, etc.) with a few species in Queensland and on various islands in the Indian Ocean.[2][1]


As of March 2014 The Plant List recognises 133 accepted species (including infraspecific names):[3]


  1. ^ a b "Leucas". Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  3. ^ "Leucas". The Plant List. Retrieved 11 March 2014.