Justicia notha C.B.Clarke, Fl. Brit. India 4: 537 1885. (Syn: Ecbolium nothum (C.B.Clarke) Kuntze);

Clarke ; stems simple glabrous, leaves sessile oblong white-setulose on the nerves beneath, bracts elliptic, sepals linear-oblong white-setulose upwards. Rostellularia simplex, Wight Ic. t. 1542 (not Justicia simplex, D. Don).

India ? ; Herb. Wight.
Stems 1 foot, slender, 4-5-angular. Leaves 1.1/2 by 1/3 in., subobtuse at both ends, transversely lineolate glabrate above. Spikes 2 by 1/2 in., terminal, solitary, dense ; bracts 1/4 by 1/8 in., setulose-ciliate on margins and midrib, otherwise glabrous. Corolla 1/3 in. Capsule 1/5 in., ellipsoid.—Wight gives no locality for this ; it is a well-charac¬terized plant, and probably Malayan.
(From The Flora of British India (1885) from IBIS Flora)

Erect herbs, rarely branched, 30-40 cm high; stems angular, scabrid. Leaves to 5 x 0.8 cm, linear-oblong, sessile, acute, glabrous. Spikes 7 x 0.7 cm, terminal, narrow, cylindric; bracts 6 x 2 mm, elliptic, acute, ciliolate. Flowers many, densely packed; calyx lobes 6 mm long, sometimes 5th lobe present; corolla lilac, 9 mm long, tube hairy at two patches near the base inside, glabrous; ovary hairy. Capsule 4 mm long, glabrous; seeds 4, rugose, brown.
Flowering and fruiting: September-December
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from  India Biodiversity Portal)

Pls find some more literature on Justicia notha, Gymnema mohanramii, Amomum nilgiricum and Caralluma bicolor

Nice … so many white papers !!


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