Justicia betonica L.

 
  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Species : Justicia betonica
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Justicia betonica L.
  • Common name : Hill Justicia
  • Collection Nos : HFP 2104, CJS 10178, CJS 11979, CS 2008
  • Key identification features : A shrub to 2-3 m. Stem cylindrical, striate with swollen nodes. Leaves are ovate-lanceolate, glabrous. Flowers in terminal spikes. Bracts ovate, acute, white with green veins. Corolla 1 cm. long, dull-white or pale pink. Seen in moist places of deciduous forest and along water courses.
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka
  • Comments : Bracts are pale and prominently nerved.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Bijapur, Chikamagalur, Davanagere, Gulbarga, Hassan, Kodagu, Kolar, Mysore, Shimoga, Tumkur, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Dakshina Kannada
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Gowda, 2004 - Sringeri; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District ; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara

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