Justicia glauca Rottler, Neue Schriften Ges. Naturf. Freunde Berlin 4: 219 1802. (Syn: Adhatoda diversiformis Nees; Adhatoda orixensis Nees; Ecbolium glaucum (Rottler) Kuntze; Gendarussa diversiformis Nees; Gendarussa orixensis Nees);
Common name: Glaucous Justicia

Much branched diffuse herbs, 15-50 cm tall, branches puberulous. Leaves opposite, 2.5-4 x 2-2.5 cm, ovate, acute at apex, base rounded, pubescent; lateral nerves 4-6 pairs; petole 8-12 mm long. Flowers in 2.5-9 cm long terminal and axillary spikes; bracts 5 mm across, orbicular, lanceolate, acte, pubescent. Calyx 5 mm long, divided nearly to the base, lobes lanceolate, acute, ciliate with glandular hairs; bracteoles 1.5 mm long, pubescent. Corolla 8 mm long, narrowly infundibuliform, upper lip ovate-oblong, obtuse, notched spotted with purple; lower lip broadly ovate, shortly 3-lobed. Filaments hairy at the base. Capsule 8 mm long, oblong, swollen above the seeds, glabrous; seeds 4, 2 mm across, densely tubercled.

Flowering and fruiting: January-June
Scrub jungles
Peninsular India

Images by J.M.Garg

On 7/9/08 at Gandipet, Hyderabad, AP; On 13/9/09 in Keesaragutta in Rangareddy distt. of A.P.; Justicia glauca – indiantreepix | Google Groups Justicia glauca – indiantreepix | Google Groups



Alagarkoil flora 021013 TBN 2 for id :  Attachments (3). 3 posts by 1 author.
Please identify this plant details of which are as follows:
Date :29.09.13                                                            
Location :Bison valley, Alagarkoil hill ranges
Altitude :2000 ft

Habitat wild rf:
Habit under shrub :
Height :one foot
Leaves :a seen
Flowers as seen:
Fruits :,
Can this be Justicia glauca?  

It looks like Justicia glauca

Thanks for the id.



10082017BHAR2 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Found in Vandalur forest Hills. Chennai.

This appears to be Justicia glauca Rottler [Acanthaceae].


Justicia glauca : 3 posts by 2 authors.

Thanks for pointing out the confusion. Justicia glauca Rottl.  is an accepted name, Justicia glauca Heyne ex Wall. is a synonym of Justicia tranquebariensis L.fil. I will add the author names for these on FOI, to avoid confusion.


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