Megaskepasma erythrochlamys Lindau, Bull. Herb. Boissier 5: 666 1897.;


Garden Flower for ID – 270911 – RK1:
These are bracts.

The flower is white & tubular – could not get pics with flowers.
Request ID of this attractive plant.
Date/Time – 22-09-11 / 2pm
Location – Bangalore

Habitat – Garden/Landscaping
Habit – Tall shrub

Leaves are like mussaenda

Any chance for Jacobinia?

Megaskepasma erythrochlamys looks a better option.

I think … you hit the target correctly

SL 50 261113 : Attachments (1). 5 posts by 3 authors.
Please ID this ornamental plant with pink flowers. Photo was taken in Sri Lanka in Oct 2012.

This seems to be Megaskepasma erythrochlamys, common name Red Justicia, Brazilian Red Cloak.

Its a Megaskepasma variety

Commonly known as Brazilian Red Cloak or Red Justicia : Megaskepasma erythrochlamys of Acanthaceae


Plant of Baturraden 6 : Attachments (1). 4 posts by 3 authors.
Could you help me to id our plant please.

Megaskepasma erythrochlamys
Family: Acanthaceae

Supporting …


PRD 8 2/10/14 : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1). 
Please ID this ornamental herbaceous plant with pink flowers. Photo was taken in Sri Lanka in Dec 2013.

Is it Justicea carnea.

This is possibly what has been named as ‘Brazilian red cloak‘ = Megaskepasma erythrochlamys Lindau 

Thank you

It would had been better if close-up of white flowers, pink bracts and leaves were uploaded as a set of pictures instead of one big plate.

…, later i found out that both eFI (perhaps the same plant) and FoI feature this species.

BND 77 8/11/14 : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1)
Please ID this small medicinal plant with red flowers. Photo was taken in Sri Lanka in Oct 2012.

justicia sp
probably j

probably j. brandegeana ?
sorry this is second time it happened
it sends msg in while i am still typing… sorry about that

efi page on Justicia brandegeeana 

Could be Megaskepasma erythrochlamys.


BND 73 9/11/2014 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
Please ID this small plant with red flowers. Photo was taken in Sri Lanka in March 2013.

This is the south american plant : Megaskepasma erythrochlamys
… would love to see the stem of this plant if you have the pictures


Acanthaceae Fortnight : Megaskepasma erythrochlamys : Lalbagh,Bangalore : 28MAR15 : AK-16 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3)
Common name is Brazilian Red Cloak.
Cultivated garden plant.

Attached are pictures of Megaskepasma erythrochlamys captured at Lalbagh, Bengaluru in November 2013.
Requested to validate the ID.

Yes, I think

Attached are pictures of Megaskepasma erythrochlamys captured at Hiranandani Powai, Heritage Gardens, Mumbai in January 2013.
Requested to validate the ID.

Yes again, I think.

Justicea for ID-PC-07-14.08.2015 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
please identify this Justicia from Warsaw. It was growing outside the green house of Botanical Garden there.


This ornamental plant seems to be Megaskepasma erythrochlamys of Acanthaceae to me.
Common names are Brazilian Red Cloak and Red Justicia.

Images by tspkumar


TSP-DEC2015-37-210: Images of Megaskepasma erythrochlamys (Acanthaceae) : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (6)

It is my pleasure to share few images of Megaskepasma erythrochlamys  (Acanthaceae 

Habit: Shrub 

Habitat: Cultivated 

Sighting: Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 1000 msl. 

Date: 12-10-2014 and 01-01-2015

Justicia cydoniifolia (Nees) Lindau
Syn: Adhatoda cydoniifolia Nees
Common names Quince-leaved Adhatoda, Brazilian Bower Plant, Brazilian Adhada.
Identification was suggested by two members on Facebook Indian Flora. Please Validate.
If correct this should be first record of this species in our database.
Photographed from Lal Bagh, Bangalore 

Kindly compare these images with those of Megaskepasma erythrochlamys in the following links
Ref-1: http://www.flowersofindia.Megaskepasma=AND

Thanks a lot … I think you are right.

SK130OCT05-2016:ID : 8 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Sharing some pictures for ID shot at Lal Bagh Bangalore on 6 September 2015.

Pl. check comparative images of Justicia
Can it be Justicia brandegeeana Wassh. & L.B.Sm. ?

This is Megaskepasma erythrochlamys of Acanthaceae.

It should be Megaskepasma erythrochlamys Lindau

For me ID by … is correct.

Thanks, … But it should be Megaskepasma erythrochlamys

Yes …

SK1489 05 Oct 2018 : 10 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2) – around 700 kb each.
Location: Kowloon Park, Hong Kong 
Date: 16 August 2018
Elevation:125 ft.
Habit : Cultivated


May be …! I shall check.

Megaskepasma erythrochlamys Lindau

Great. Never heard this name but thats correct it seems.

… you have forgotten (i had forgotten too, until i looked the flower spike the second or the third time) ha ha. we had a case way back in 2014.

efloraofindia › BND 73 9/11/2014
This is the south american plantMegaskepasma erythrochlamys
loved in home gardens for the red spikes.


Megaskepasma erythrochlamys :: Dattaji Salvi Udyan, Thane :: 11 JAN 20 : 3 posts by 2 authors. 3 images.
Dattaji Salvi Udyan  Thane
Date: January 11, 2020 … Altitude: about 11 m (36 feet) asl
Megaskepasma erythrochlamys  Lindau  



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