Justicia pubigera (Nees) C.B. Clarke, Fl. Brit. India 4: 536 536 1885. (Syn: Justicia edgeworthii T. Anderson; Peristrophe pubigera Nees; Rhaphidospora ciliata Nees);


VoF Week : Peristrophe paniculata: Name of species : Peristrophe paniculata

Family :  Acanthaceae
Habit : Climber
Habitat : Under forest canopy
Date of click : 14th Aug`12
Location: Just before the first bridge in Valley of Flowers National Park c. 3250 Mtrs height .

Abundance : Single sighting.

this is not Peristrophe paniculata … but, do not know the ID.

But …, that is how it is mentioned in Keshav Murthy’s book

Pg. 250 shows Peristrophe paniculata … but your posted plant is different.
Can see the difference in flower structure.
Let us wait for someone to give easy understanding.

…, look at page 251 (and not 250), it shows Peristrophe paniculata

I jumped to page 250 because it shows P. paniculata … did not read that it is put as P. roxburghiana. Apologies.
Pg 250 plant is P. paniculata not P. roxburghiana
Pg 251 plant – do not know the ID … perhaps interchanged in error.

It is none of the two. Flower structure is totally different. Some more shots with leaves should help.

This plant is Justicia pubigera
It is misidentified in Keshava Murthy’s book. There are some more mistakes I have noticed there. You can see the details on this page:

Yes Justicia pubigera


VoF Week: Justicia pubigera from Govindghat – Ghangriya Trail near Pulna Village: Justicia pubigera from Govindghat – Ghangriya Trail near Pulna Village

Acanthaceae species for ID from Uttarakhand :  Attachments (2). 2 posts by 2 authors.

This Acanthaceae member was seen near Patal Ganga area (1500m) during Sept. 2013 in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. Since it was at inaccessible place I could managed to take only pics which are also not very sharp.

Hope to get ID at least to generic level.

Should be Justicia pubigera.. nice looking flower..

I have seen this near Valley of Flowers and also in Gori Valley area..

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Apart from way to valley of flowers, I have seen this herb with beautiful flowers near Mussoorie, sharing the same pics.. Justicia pubigera

By sharing these pics from way to VOF from Gobind Ghat, I close my uploads this fortnight, though all of them shared within two days, I tried to have my maximum participation, within limited time..
I hope that you will go through the posts and give your valuable comments..

Justicia pubigera from Gobind Ghat, Uttrakhand..

Thank you … for this species. I remember that you identified my pics of this species.


Justicia pubigera ABOCT2017/02 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
This one was closer to Naddi and I had to be content with these images in the low evening light. I think this is Justicia pubigera. Please correct me if I am wrong.
Justicia pubigera
Near Naddi, Dharamshala, HP
1850m approx.
02 October 2017

The images are enough to conclude…yes, Justicia pubigera..!!


Fwd: Id Please – indiantreepix | Google Groups : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)

Pl.id this flower
photgraphed at Govindghat, Uttaranchal
on 28/07/2008

It seems to be Dicliptera roxburghii (Acanthaceae).

This is not Dicliptera chinensis (L.) Juss., but appears to be something else.

This is Andrographis species

I could not find a match as per comparative images at Andrographis
I think only species reported from the area so far is Andrographis paniculata, from which it looks different.

the floral structure, (corolla upper 2+lower 3 lipped) stamen structure indicates it belongs to Andrographis only

Justicia pubigera (Nees) C.B.Clarke !