Justicia tranquebariensis Roxb., Fl. Ind. 1: 131 1820. ;
Punnaku poodu (Tamil); 

Request ID of this wild flower-growing right next to stream. Pic taken in Gende Hosalli on 11-11-09.

Justicia sp.

Could this be Justicia tranquebariensis?

Might be easier if whole habit pic is available.

I agree with Muthu’s id i.e. J. tranquebariensis. Leaves used by the local people for the treatment of rabies.



efloraindia: 221111 BRS198:

Tiny flower for id. request. I will try to upload the leaf and full plant in the same thread.
Date: Oct. 2011
Location; CODISIA Road, Coimbatore
Habitat: Urban Road side
Habit: Herb?

May be Justicia tranquebariensis           

Yes, I agree with … id.



Acanthaceae fortnight SN 13 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1)
Justicia tranquebariensis L.f., erect stiff undershrub, frequent, used in local wound healing.




MS/2020/MAY/ 11 – Justicia tranquebariensis. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)

Please ID the plant photographed today. (30.5.20)

The Suggested ID is Justicia tranquebariensis. 

Yes, appears close to images at Justicia tranquebariensis  




kanyakumari- Jan.’09?; in Gende Hosalli on 11-11-09; Plant for id – 3 – indiantreepix | Google Groups




  1. Anusha R Article Author

    I need justicia Tranquebariensis leaves some 2to3kg of leaves please send it to my address #283 Bettahalasoor Banglore north 562157