Justicia quinqueangularis J. Koenig ex Roxb., Fl. ind. 1:134. 1820;
Flora of Madhya Pradesh: Chhatarpur and Damoh By G. P. Roy, B. K. Shukla, Bhaskar Datt (Description & Keys- Justicia diffusa, simplex, quinqueangularis var. quinqueangularis, quinqueangularis var. peploides)

Justicia quinqueangularis is distributed in Taiwan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Nepal. In India it is reported from Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Delhi, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Northern Circars (Cook 1996, Rao and Kumari 2008).

It is an perennial or annual plant, grows in wet, shady and marshy places, at the edges of ponds, streams and in rice fields. It is not confined to wetlands and is also found in fields and waste places (Cook 1996, Rao and Kumari 2008).

Decumbent herbs, rooting at nodes, branches slender, 4-angled. Leaves opposite, 1.5-3 x 0.2-0.4 cm, scabrous, linear-oblong or linear-lanceolate, acute at apex, cuneate at base; petiole to 3 mm long. Flowers pink in terminal up to 7 cm long spikes; bracts 4 mm long, linear, obtuse, margins scarious; bracteoles similar to bracts but narrow. Calyx deeply 4-partite, linear, obtuse, margin scarious. Corolla 8 mm long, glabrous; upper lip 4 mm long, 2-fid; lower lip 5 mm long and broad, sub orbicular, minutely 3-lobed. Capsule 8 mm long, oblong, acutely pointed at apex, glabrous; seeds 4, 2 mm across, reticulately rugose.
Flowering and fruiting: August-December
Dry deciduous forests

Id-220212-PR-2 : Attachments (2).  5 posts by 4 authors.

plant from North gujarat
Justicia sp
Height-30 cm

its often procumbent
collected near cultivated field

To me it appears Justicia glauca. wait for others to respond

It may be some other species of Justicia (or Rostellularia?), but not J. glauca.
Pl check this: http://en.wikipedia.jpg

Key for Justicia in Gamble flora took me to J. quinqueangularis.

In the picture the bracts show distinct scarious margin why not it is a species of Rungia?

The question is valid with respect to scarious bracts.
But this may not be Rungia because the spike is not one sided.
According to the key in Gamble Rungia has one sided spikes. 


please identify it.: 1 image.
Found on mountainous rocks
with elevation of 9000 feet asl, from moist temperate region of Pakistan.

It is a Justicia species.
Pl. check comparative images at the above link.

This is Justicia quinqueangularis J. Koenig ex Roxb. as per images and details herein.


Requesting a herb id.- 141021SB2: 2 high res. images.
Segregating posts clubbed due to same subject:
IISER TVM campus adjoining Agasthyamalai biosphere reserve, Thiruvananthapuram.
A herb found growing in the watery, damp, rocky walls.
It bears small pink flowers with intricate patterns on petals.

Please check Justicia of your area!

Justicia vahlii Roth !

I think looks different from images at Justicia vahlii

It is Justicia quinquangulare; reason- the stem is 5 angular, hairy, leaves linear, slender.

Please check Justicia notha

to me not matching with J.notha

 Justicia diffusa Willd. var. hedyotidifolia (Nees) Clarke ?

I agree with … for Justicia quinqueangularis, as per images and details herein.


I’d plz Justicia spp. ?- 161021SR2: 1 image.
Segregating post clubbed due to same subject:

Location : Ranakandorna, Porbandar, Gujarat
Date : 08-10-2021
Habit : Herb
Habitat : Wild

Justicia simplex D.Don !

To me appears more closer to images at Justicia quinqueangularis J. Koenig ex Roxb.





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