Images by N. Muthu Karthick (Indentified by P. Santhan & Gunadayalan Gnanasekaran) & Anurag N. Sharma (Inserted by J.M.Garg)




Herbs. Leaves 7-10 x 4-6.5 cm, broadly ovate, apex acute, base rounded or cuneate, upper sessile; petiole 3 cm. Panicles axillary and terminal, to 15 cm long, glandular pubescent; bracts and bracteoles 1.5 mm, linear; calyx lobes 4 mm, lanceolate, puberulus; corolla tube to 4 mm, pubescent, bilabiate, upper 5 mm, lower 8 mm, white with reddish blotches; filaments 4 mm; ovary 1.5 mm, style 6 mm, hairy. 

Flowering and fruiting: December-February 
Dry deciduous forests 
India and Tropical Africa
(From India Biodiversity Portal (Justicia glabra Koen.ex Roxb.)




Pl. fidn the attached file contain photo for id. request.
Date: 22.12.2011
Location: NBNP, Anaikatti, Coimbatore Dist.,
Habitat: Wild
Habit: Herb.

Flowers looks like that of a species of Justicia

Yes …, this is Justicia glabra.



Acanthaceae for ID :: MKOCT01 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4).

Please help me in identifying this Acantahceae herb. Could this be a species of Andrographis?
The leaves are ternate; flowers: 0.5cm across
Habitat: forest edge
Place: Coimbatore Forest Division
Date: 01 Oct 2014
Alt.: 325 M ASL

Justicia glabra K.D.Koenig ex Roxb.  

It is Justicia glabra (Acanthaceae).


Peristrophe sp. for identification MKOCT02 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5). 
Please help me to identify this Acanthaceae herb. Could this be a Peristrophe sp.?
Found commonly along wet shady riparian tract.
Height: 2-3 feet
Leaf: c.10 cm long
Place: Coimbatore Forest Division
Date: 01 Oct 2014
Alt.: 320 M ASL

It is again J. glabra. (Is it not?).
Compare your photographs with the earlier one. 

It looks like justicia glabra only.




ANOCT04/04 Justicia glabra Koenig ex Roxb. : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (7)
Family: Acanthaceae
Date: 25th October 2015
Place: Savandurga, Karnataka

Habit: Tall herb
Habitat: Scrub forest




Acanthaceae for ID :: Pollachi :: MK001 OCT2016 : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (10)

Please help to identify this Acanthaceae herb; found ubiquitous in a suburban area. Is this a Peristrophe sp.?
Place: Pollachi, Coimbatore Dist., TN
Date: July 30, 2016
p.s.: sorry for my confusing numbering of posts & for poor quality pics; happened inadvertently

Pl. check with images at Justicia glabra K.D.Koenig ex Roxb.

Yes, it is Justicia glabra 

Yes it is Justicia glabra having wide distribution in the Deccan region