Guma - Plant
Description for Guma
Guma is a census town in Habra II CD Block of Barasat sadar subdivision in North 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Ashokenagar police station serves this town
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Leucas capitata||yellow,green||July-October.||5ft 10in (1.78 m)||easy to grow|
Planting and care
Head Leucas is an annual herb with stems erect, unbranched or with few branches, 10-50 cm, leafy, hairy with spreading and adpressed retrorse hairs. Leaves are narrow oblong-elliptic, cuneate,
nearly entire to slightly toothed, up to 8 x 2 cm, with long and short eglandular hairs denser below. Leaf-stalk on lower leaves is nearly-absent to about 5 mm. Flowers are borne in 1-2 distant spherical dense whorls on branches
|Full Sun||well-drained soil||medium||29C,||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Guma
- Sepal cup is 1.2-1.5 cm, tubular, slightly curved, clearly nerved, with a slightly oblique mouth, distinctly hairy at throat, with eglandular and sometimes also with very short glandular hairs; teeth 10, subequal, shortly triangular, mucronulate, about 1 mm. Flowers are white, about 1.5 cm, upper lip bearded; lower lip clearly longer than upper. Nutlets are narrow oblong, bluntly trigonous, about 3 x 2 mm.
Typical uses of Guma
Special features: na
Culinary use: leaves
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Medicinal use: Ayurvedic herb
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