Justicia brandegeeana Wassh. & L.B.Sm., Fl. Ilustr. Catar. 1(Acantac.): 102 1969 (Syn: Beloperone guttata Brandegee; Beloperone pringlei S. Wats.; Calliaspidia guttata (Brandegee) Bremek.; Drejerella guttata (Brandegee) Bremek.; Justicia straminea D. N. Gibson);
Mexico (Coahuila, Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosi, Queretaro, Morelos, etc.), Costa Rica (I), Nicaragua (I), Honduras (c), Hispaniola (I), Puerto Rico (I), Isla Margarica (c), Ecuador (I), Venezuela (I), Fiji (I), New Caledonia (I), Tonga (I), Austral Isl. (I) (Tubuai (I)), Society Isl. (I) (Tahiti (I)), Niue (I), S-China (I), Bhutan (I), Bangladesh (I), USA (I) (Florida (I)), Java (I), Vietnam (I), Colombia (I) (Antioquia (I), Meta (I)), Bolivia (c), Mozambique (I), Cameroon (I), Benin (I), Micronesia (I) (Pohnpei (I)) as per Catalogue of Life;
Difference between Pachystachys lutea and Justicia brandegeeana as per Florafinder and Guide to House plants;
Evergreen shrub with ovate up to 8 cm long leaves; flowers in drooping spikes with large bronze to rose coloured bracts overlapping the flowers; flowers white, bi-lipped with reddish spots on lower lip.
ID request 25012011PC1: Please identify this ornamental Acanthaceae member growing in garden, Dyal Singh
College, New Delhi. Flowering : January
– Justicia brandegeana also called as Shrimp Plant
Acanthaceae week- Justicia brandegeana -PKA1: This one was photographed at “Shillong”.
Bot. name: Justicia brandegeana
Acanthaceae Week: Justicia brandegeana from California: Justicia brandegeana Wassh. & L. B. Sm., in Fl. Ilustr. Catar. 1(Acantac.): 102 1969. (Acanthaceae)
syn: Beloperone guttata Brandegee; Calliaspidia guttata (Brandegee) Bremek.; Drejerella guttata (Brandegee) Bremek.
Evergreen shrub with ovate up to 8 cm long leaves; flowers in drooping spikes with large bronze to rose coloured bracts overlapping the flowers; flowers white, bi-lipped with reddish spots on lower lip
Photographed from University of California Botanical Garden in June, 2008
Common names: Shrimp plant; Mexican shrimp plant; Shrimp bush; False hop
amituidacanthaceae662011: Sending photo of an ornamental in office garden. Is it some species of Acanthus. Please help in identification.
Looks like Beloperone guttata but also looks like JUSTICIA BRANDEGEANA are they synonymous or is there any difference
Yes .., you are correct on both counts. Beloperone is synonym of Justicia Brandegeana, which was uploaded today separately today by .. from India and me from California
Plant for ID : Ornamental. 24/11/2011 SMP2: Observed in Pune. Planted in a private Hotel near the wall.
May be Pachystachys lutea or its cultivar
…It looks like Justicia brandegeana (Shirmp Plant) rather than Pachystachys lutea (Golden Shrimp plant). The flowers here, have some red shade in them and also d projecting white flowers have distinctive marking ( which r absent in Golden shirmp plant).
Yes … you are right. I also had this doubt because this plant came up during Acanthaceae week, but some how forgot this name. Thanks for reminding.
Yes this is not Pachystachys. I remember when I was in school but still interested in plants, and I used to collect plants for my garden. I went to our nursery and asked him the name of the plant, He said CHESIS PACHIS…. It took me years to understand what he meant!!! 🙂
SYMBIOSIS : 177: Attaching an image of a Scarlet Sunbird (Male), on the flower of Justicia brandegeana (Syn Beleperone guttata). This plant is commonly known as Shrimp plant.
Justicia brandegeana from TDL Herbal Park Yamunanagar
This plant looks totally different from one identified as Justicia bradegeana in another thread
Yes i agreed with …, the plant looks different as per the thread.
This is Red Shrimp plant / Justicia brandegeana.
SYMBIOSIS : 341 : Attaching an image of a Read Helen butterfly on the flower of Justicia brandegeana. This flower is commonly known as SHRIMP.
A cultivar of Justicia brandegeeana, I suppose.
Acanthaceae Week: Justicia brandegeana from California-GSMAR19/20 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2)
Justicia brandegeana Wassh. & L. B. Sm., in Fl. Ilustr. Catar. 1(Acantac.): 102 1969. (Acanthaceae)
Acanthaceae Week: Justicia brandegeana from California-GSMAR18/19 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)Justicia brandegeana.
they always have such exuberant growth
i wonder why our bot gardens cant match them in robustness?
Acanthaceae Fortnight :: Justicia brandegeana :: Shillong:: PKA-MAR19/19: : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1)
Shrimp plant from Shillong.
Bot. name: Justicia brandegeana
Family: Acanthaceae Date/Time- 13-11-2008/ 04:30PM Location- Shillong, Meghalaya
Acanthaceae Fortnight :: Justicia brandegeeana var. lutea :: Mumbai :: ARKMAR-38/50 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
Attached are pictures of Justicia brandegeeana var. lutea captured in a cultivated garden in Mumbai in November 2012.
Requested to validate the ID.
Yes for the ID, but do we need to go for cultivar name? Though similar images in toptropicals or a few other sites have been labelled as such particular cultivar, we do not know if our climate would suit those particular cultivars. Better have a look at –
For me it is Justicia brandegeeana.
ACANTHACEAE FORTNIGHT:: Shrimp Plant from Panipat:: NS MARCH 31/31 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)
A common ornamental, pics recorded from Panipat..
Justicia brandegeeana …
ACANTHACEAE FORTNIGHT:: Justicia brandegeeana from Morni:: NS MARCH 17/17 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
This is a cultivated species, these pics are recorded from Morni Hills..
yes. is this a mass cultivation, why?
Justicia brandegeeana :: TMC Biodiversity Park :: 15 APR 18 : 2 posts by 2 authors. 5 images.
TMC Biodiversity Park Thane
Date: April 15, 2018 … Altitude: about 15 m (50 feet) asl
Justicia brandegeeana Wassh. & L.B.Sm.
Justicia brandegeeana Wassh. & L.B.Sm. : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)- around 600 kb each.
Location: Gyaneswor, Kathmandu, Nepal
Elevation : 4500 ft.
Date 2 May 2018
Habit : Cultivated
Attachments (6)- around 550 kb each.
Justicia Species for ID : Bangalore : 16JAN20 : AK-22 : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Justicia Species seen in Bangalore.
A cultivated, garden plant.
Seems to be Justicia brandegeana.
Seems to be Pachystachys lutea ‘red’ cultivar as per first link.
last link has names confusing me, but one image is similar to yours.
I think you match leaves to conclude species. Whether Pachystachys lutea or Justicia brandegeana.
It should be Justicia brandegeeana rather than Pachystachys lutea as per images and details herein and as per the difference between the two at
Justicia brandegeana ‘lutea’;