Pachystachys lutea Nees (Images by Raghu Ananth & Bhagyashri Ranade (Inserted by J.M.Garg & Bhagyashri Ranade))


Pachystachys spicata (Ruiz & Pav.) Wassh. (Images by Shobha Halwe-Chavda (Identified by Smita Rasker), Aarti S. Khale, Alka Khare (Validated by M. Swamy) & N. Muthu Karthick (Identified by Tanay Bose) (Inserted by J.M.Garg))


Botanical name Synonyms Family Common name
Pachystachys lutea Justicia lutea Acanthaceae Golden Shrimp Plant
Pachystachys spicata Justicia spicata, Pachystachys riedeliana Acanthaceae Cardinal’s Guard

Floristic Plants of the World By Rashtra Vardhana 92006)- Details-
Pachystachys coccinea


Encyclopedia of House Plants By Nico Vermeulen, Richard Rosenfeld (1999)- Details-
Pachystachys coccinea

Tropical Shrubs By Horace F. Clay, James C. Hubbard, Rick Golt (1987)- Details-
Pachystachys lutea

Pachystachys (‎Acanthaceae) : 3 posts by 2 authors.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Pachystachys (Pl. click).

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

If someone can provide complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.
Any comments/ corrections are welcome.

Pachystachys genus is not represented by any species in the wild in India as no species is mentioned in Karthikeyan et al. 2009 (Karthikeyan, S., Sanjappa, M. and Moorthy, S. 2009. Flowering Plants of India, Dicotyledons, vol-I (Acanthaceae- Avicenniaceae). Botanical Survey of India, Kolkata.).


‎Pachystachys page with images of species in efloraofindia : 1 post by 1 author.
Pl. go through Pachystachys page with images of species in efloraofindia (done by me).

If you find any mis-identification, pl. let us know.
If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), it will be really nice. Also, if anybody is interested to take up the activity of inserting images on efloraofindia pages from efloraofindia posts, pl. let us know.