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as per Catalogue of Life;
 
Mexican Honeysuckle, Firecracker Plant, Orange Plume Flower, Mohintli;
 
Evergreen shrub with 4-angled stems, oblong-lanceolate to ovate up to 15 cm long leaves, and orange or red flowers in one-sided racemes; corolla tube narrow gradually expanding into 2-lipped limb, lower lip coiled.
 
Leaves are placed in water to produce bluing used in whitening in clothes, also yields a dye  used medicinally.
  


 

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plants from Smiriti van. it is a ornamental plant.

B.Name- Justicia spicigera

Place-Smiriti van, Jaipur

Photo Taken-18/4/2008 


 

 

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Acanthaceae Week: Justicia spicigera from Delhi: Justicia spicigera Schltdl., Linnaea 7: 395-396 395 1832.
syn: Jacobinia atramentaria (Benth.) S.F. Blake; Jacobinia mohintli (Nees) Hemsl.; Jacobinia spicigera (Schltdl.) L.H. Bailey; Justicia scarlatina (S.F. Blake) V.A.W. Graham
Evergreen shrub with 4-angled stems, oblong-lanceolate to ovate up to 15 cm long leaves, and orange or red flowers in one-sided racemes; corolla tube narrow gradually expanding into 2-lipped limb, lower lip coiled.
Commonly planted in Ridge and in Herbal garden Delhi, usually grown as hedge.  
Leaves are placed in water to produce bluing used in whitening in clothes, also yields a dye  used medicinally.
Common names: Mexican honeysuckle, mohintli, firecracker bush, orange plume



Acanthaceae Week: Justicia spicigera from Delhi-GSMAR22/23 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)


  

 

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Garden Plant for ID : 120611 : AK-1: Taken at Jijamata Udyan on the 8th of Feb, 2011.
Used as a hedge at many places in the garden.
I had posted this earlier, but somehow missed out on the actual name.


I think Justicia spicigera


Here are mine with reddish flowers. range of colour from orange to red is found in this species.


 

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Justicia for ID fro Uttarakhand : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
This small ornamental shrub is common here in Pantnagar (Uttarakhand).

Seems Justicia spicigera (Acanthaceae).

Please suggest correct ID.

It does seem like Justicia spicigera to me too.


 

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Small shrub for ID : 5 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (3)

Please ID this small shrub flowering, saw today (23.2.11) in Western suburb of Mumbai.


I think Pachystachys coccinea (Aubl.) Nees (syn: Jacobinia coccinea (Aubl.) Hiern).


Pachystachys coccinea (Syn: Justicia lutea, Justicia coccinea, Jacobinia coccinea) 


Justicia spicigera Schltdl. (Acanthaceae) to me. Lower coiled lobe of corolla suggests so.


 

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Jacobinia tinctoria ID 300809GS2 :  Attachments (1). 5 posts by 2 authors. 

Jacobinia tinctoria ID 300809GS2, cultivated and naturalised in Ridge forest, Delhi
Not in our database


Looks very much like Justicia spicigera:
http://www.hear.org/starr/plants/images/image/?q=060810-8490
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/37345/
could not find any images of Jacobinia tinctoria or Justicia tinctoria on the web.

…, you have a keen eye, keep it up
Jacobinia species are now placed in genus Justicia. Eflora of pakistan describes Justicia tinctoria. Flora of Guetemala and Ecuador describe both J. spicigera and J. tinctoria. Former has fusiform unopened corolla and
ovate leaves, latter narrowly funnelform corolla and elliptic leaves.
Ours matches with J. tinctoria. I hope you will agree.


Frankly, I don’t even know what fusiform means – most of us in this group are not botanists. However, I am unable to see any significant different between the leaves and flowers in your picture, and those in the links that I had sent. Or may be this one:
http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/plantguides/view.asp?chkbox=9994
Am I missing something?


Fusiform means an elongated structure broader in the middle and narrowed at two ends. I am descriptions of two species from Flora of Costa Rica.
Don’t be surprised if inspite of several Floras following Justicia tinctoria, you may hear new name for it. I find some problem with this name.

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Hooghly Today : Justicia spicigera Schltdl. ??? : Attachments (7 + 8).  5 posts by 2 authors.
This ornamental looks like the one in – http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Mexican%20Honeysuckle.html, but leaves are different from –

A few more links –
  1. http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/309371/
  2. http://ag.arizona.edu/pima/gardening/aridplants/Justicia_spicigera.html
If i go by the above sites it is not J. spicigera.
April 2013 Pune

Requesting identification of a small shrub with deep orange flower at a hsng soc garden . leaf size 18cmx 2.5 cm no fruits were seen


justicia but confuse about sp.


Pl. go through the link on posting of Justicia spicigera? by …


Thank you … for the link to … post.


  
Justicia Species seen at the Exhibition.

Justicia spicigera?


Justicia spicigera Schltdl !    

 


 

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Date/Time : 9th of January, 2008.
Location Place : ‘Jijamata Udyan’ or ‘Rani Baug’, Mumbai … Altitude : … GPS : 
Habitat : Garden … Type : cultivated


… just guessing … species of Tecomaria ?


If I had to guess, I might have gone for Aeschynanthus (Gesneriaceae).


I think I am wrong, sorry…. 🙁


Is it Tecoma capensis?


I thought Justicia tinctoria (Oerst.) D. Gibson (syn: Jacobinia tinctoria (oerst.) Hemsl.


Or could it be Ruellia sps…may be elegans??!!


I think this to be Gesneriaceae, most probably some Aeschynanthus.


Looks like Justicia spicigera to me – can’t be sure though.

Requesting to please ID this plant captured at the Jijamata Udyan (as a hedge plant) in February 2014.
It seems to be a climber.


I have also seen, photographed and posted this plant from Jijamata Udyan earlier.
I could not get its correct id.
On searching, the closest match is Ruellia amoena.


Thanks … for the feedback… but I think the flower structure of Ruellia amoena looks different..

I think we will have to wait for its ID…


Justicia spicigera


Thanks for finally resolving the long pending id of this ornamental.


Thank you … for providing this ID.

There seems to be some variation in the shape of the lower lip of the flower posted above and the pics available on the net (the lower lip of the pics of flower available on the net are curled whereas this is not the case in the pics above), the leaves also appear a bit different. Is this variation okay?


Is it Tecomaria sp.?


Thank you …, however I coud not find matching images of any Tecomaria species on the net…


How about Justicia spicigera.?


Thank you … for the ID, … had also suggested the same.

However, while googling with this ID, I found that there was some variation in the shape of the lower lip of the flower posted and the pics available on the net (the lower lip of the pics of flower available on the net are curled whereas this is not the case in the pics above), the leaves also appear a bit different.
I was wondering whether this variation was okay?
However, since 2 experts have given their verdict, I take it as Justicia spicigera..

 

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