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Common name

English: Lion's Tail

German: Afrikanisches Löwenohr


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Lamiales (196)

        Family: Lamiaceae (97)(family description)

          Genus: Leonotis (3)

            Epithet: leonurus (L.) R.Br. (1)

Synonyms: Hemisodon leonurus (L.) Raf., Leonurus africanus Mill., Leonurus grandiflorus Moench

africanus => of African origin

grandiflorus => with flowers larger than the normal

leonurus => name given by Beryn. to Leonotis leonurus (L.) R.Br.


Climate: tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: red, orange

External links

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