Pachystachys lutea Nees, Prodr. 11: 320 1847. (Syn: Justicia lutea Ruiz & Pav. ex Schult.; Justicia lutea Ruiz & Pav. ex Nees);
N-Brazil (Acre), Peru, Nicaragua (I), Ecuador (I), Society Isl. (I) (Tahiti (I)), Myanmar [Burma] (I), Bangladesh (I), Colombia (I) (Antioquia (I), Quindo (I), Valle (I)), Bolivia (c), Hispaniola (I), Isla Margarita (I), Honduras (I), Trinidad & Tobago (I), Cameroon (I) as per Catalogue of Life;
Difference between Pachystachys lutea and Justicia brandegeeana as per Florafinder and Guide to House plants;


Acanthaceae week: Golden shrimp plant Pachystachys lutea from Uttara Kannada:

Acanthaceae week
Golden shrimp plant, Pachystachys lutea
Kela Hanumanti
Uttara Kannada 12 Oct 2010


here are mines from My college Campus


ID request-071011MN:  Sending a photo of flower.  Kindly identify.

Place : Hong Kong
Date   : 22.8.11
Habitat : Cultivated

yes Pachystachys lutea (Syn: Justicia lutea) of Acanthaceae family.

Lolly-pop plant:  Pachystachys lutea

Justicia for identification 290612MK02:
Please help me in identifying this plant found in a private estate in Valparai town. The flowers were 2-3cm longer and leaves are c.15cm long.
The height of shrub was about a metre. Thank you.
Place: Valparai, TN
Date: 19 06 2012
Alt: c. 940 m ASL

It is Pachystachys lutea Nees of Acanthaceae family

yes this is Pachystachys lutea

I have same plant photo. Got it from banta male hills of Dakshina kannada. My photos were not of any quality

A common plant in gardens, known as lollypop plant.

has been flowering from Sep 2011 till date at Pune at a private society garden
?Pachystachys lutea
Please validate
Family Acanthaceae
Common names Golden shrimp plant, lollipop plant
potted plant
long-throated 2 lipped tubular white flowers in overlapping bright yellow bracts
Probably green berry like fruits as seen in the pictures 1007,1007_1 &8 after the flowers has withered but I am not sure

You are correct.
This is Pachystachys lutea. Link.
Hope this helps.

Yes Golden Shrimp plant/ Pachystachys lutea indeed.

Garden flower for id. ID25062013SH3: Attachments (1). 3 posts by 3 authors.
Posting a photo for Id of this flower from garden.
Date – 03.05.2009

I feel it is shrimp plant- Beloperone brandegeana

Pachystachys lutea
Golden Shrimp Plant, Lollipop Plant
Pachystachys lutea Nees (Acanthaceae)
Pachystachys lutea, known by the common names Lollipop Plant and Golden Shrimp Plant, is a subtropical, soft-stemmed evergreen shrub between 36 and 48 inches (90 and 120 cm) tall.
The zygomorphic, long-throated, short-lived white flowers emerge sequentially from overlapping bright yellow bracts on racemes that are produced throughout the warm months.
It is a popular landscape plant in tropical and subtropical areas of the world.
This plant in the picture is basically from Peru.

IND 11 6/7/14 : 8 posts by 7 authors. Attachments (1).
Please ID this small bushy plant with yellow-orange flower. Photo was taken in Sri Lanka in March 2014.

Is it Pachystachys lutea??

I feel it is Justicia brandegeana ‘Yellow Queen’.

Agree with …, Pachystachys lutea Nees to me also

yes, this is Pachystachys lutea

the plant is Pachystachys lutea

Pachystachys luteaLollypop plant.


Acanthaceae Fortnight :: Pachystachys lutea :: Mahabaleshwar :: DVMAR84/95 : 1 post by 1 author.
Pachystachys lutea Nees
at Mahabaleshwar on February 16, 2008

Attached is a picture of Pachystachys lutea captured at Jijamata Udyan, Flower Show 2013 in February 2013.
Requested to validate the ID.

ID is correct. Lollypop plant.

yes called yellow shrimp

Pachystachys lutea : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1)- 862 kb.
again in Periyar, Kerala (900m).

i think so

For me the ID is correct. One of Lollypop plants.


Justicia fulvicoma for validation. NSD-1 MP 2023: 1 image.

This ornamental Plant is from a hotel in Pachmarhi.
I think it is Justicia fulvicoma. Please validate.

Pachystachys lutea (Ruiz & Pav. ex Schult.) Nees !




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