Justicia concinna J. R. I. Wood (Replaced name: Rungia elegans Dalzell in Dalzell & Gibson, Bombay Fl. 196. 1861, non Justicia elegans P. Beauv.) as per New Names and Combinations in Indian Acanthaceae by John R. I. Wood- Novon: A Journal for Botanical Nomenclature 23(3):385-395. 2014;
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Rungia elegans Dalzell & A.Gibson, Bombay Fl. 196 1861. (Syn: Diapedium elegans (Dalzell & Gibbs) Kuntze) as per The Plant List Ver.1.1 ;
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India (N-, W- & peninsular India) as per Catalogue of Life;
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Giving details of Flora of British India, from IBIS Flora links (Rungia elegans Dalzell & A.Gibson):
Dalz. & Gibs. Bomb. Fl. 196 ; stems patently white- hirsute, leaves subsessile ovate acuminate, bracts round ovate apiculate minutely hairy, corolla 1/2 in. fine blue. R. repens var. villosa, Nees in DC. Prodr. xi. 472. Justicia repens, Wall. Cat. 2459, letter B partly.
W. DECCAN PENINSULA ; Concan and Canara, Wight, Law, Stocks, &c.
Possibly a large form of R. repens. Leaves attaining 3 by 1.1/2 in., nerves beneath prominent, often patently white-hairy. Spikes 1/2-2/3 in. broad ; bracts large, scarious margin very prominent sometimes coloured purplish. Capsule 1/4 in., thin, very hairy ; seeds concentrically furrowed, the ridges very sharp sometimes crested.
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Images by Dinesh Valke (Inserted by J.M.Garg)

Acanthaceae Fortnight :: Rungia elegans :: Bhimashankar WLS :: DVMAR103/114 : 5 posts by 3 authors. 3 images.

Rungia elegans Dalzell & A.Gibson

at Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary on November 5, 2011


indeed elegant and elegantly shown/photographed


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Rungia elegans : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2)
30 cm herb, leaves sessile ovate lanceolate- acuminate, puberulous on the upper surface pale beneath, flowers large for genus, in sessile terminal spike, 1 inch long, bracts broad with white margins
Flowering in august -september
Nashik Ramshej Hills, Mahrashtra 2015


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id: Could this be a species of Rungia??


This is definately Rungia species. the upper lip is two lobed. Check Fl of Maharashtra –Almeida Sir (in his flora the species are differentiated on the basis of the bracts margin and lobation of upper lip) (i dont have the flora for the reference).


I guess Rungia elegans


I think this is Justicia concinna as per images and details herein.


I too agree with your thinking. Leaf is remarkable !!!


Thanks, …, Only issue is that leaves are a bit different from some of the posts at Justicia concinna 

But there are quite a lot of variation in the leaves of Rungia species.


I think leaf is representative of species, also, plant is young and in an older plant leaf character will change, so with change in climate.


I have the feeling that the following may also be Justicia repens, basing on this post and other tow posts (Acanthaceae Fortnight :: Rungia elegans :: Bhimashankar WLS :: DVMAR103/114 and Rungia elegans) :
Rungia pectinata syn. Rungia parviflora ? – indiantreepix | Google Groups

May I request you to pl. have a look.


https://groups.google.com/forum/m/#!topic/indiantreepix/ooItU4e2OeY  this has a nice spike, tall wide, colorful… J. concinna.  

Plant 17 last of this lot from Sahyadri is definitely J. concinna, even leaf is sessile.

Rungia sp. for id from Morena, M.P  is looking like J. concinna, leaves are sessile, linear lanceolate and not amplexicaul. Spike has color, but not have width.
spikes have color, look wide too, but no leaf … close to J. concinna but not sure. 



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Plant 17 last of this lot from Sahyadri: Tantalizing Justicea Photographed at Tiwai Hill, near Chas-kaman dam.


–  Its Rungia sp. The bracts seen in picture are very typical of the genus


I think this should not be Justicia repens with bracts appearing to be dimorphic and not appearing to be uniform.


Then what ? Justicia concinna ?

OK , following so far !


Thanks, …. Yes, similar to … images at Justicia concinna

Hyaline part of bracts are so rainbow-colored !!

But today I found pure whites !!!!


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Acanthaceae Fortnight::Rungia repens::NSJ-MAR-33 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2)

Rungia repens from Satara

I think more close to Justicia pectinata rather than Justicia repens as per images and details herein.


I think this is Justicia concinna as per images and details herein.


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Rungia pectinata syn. Rungia parviflora ? – indiantreepix | Google Groups : 1 post by 1 author.

On 8/11/08 in Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary, AP. I hope my Id is correct.
Links for Rungia pectinata: http://www.plant.ac.cn/dan_tu/6/5501.htm (a drawing),

I think this is Justicia concinna as per images and details herein.


Bracts do show hint of color


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Rungia sp. for id from Morena, M.P : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (5)
Looking for ID of Rungia sp. from Morena, M.P
12 November 19.

Rungia repens ??


Yes sir, Rungia repens for me too, but in FOI name has been given to a species not appearing to be Rungia.

The species posted here is no longer seen in FOI. This species is very common in Surat. I sure wd. like the confusion to be cleared .


Justicia repens L. is new name??


I think more close to Justicia pectinata rather than Justicia repens as per images and details herein.


I think this is Justicia concinna as per images and details herein.


Yes sir , …!!!

I think I have to begin looking at all the specimen more closely. It seems there is erect vs prostrate plus size bigger vs smaller plus bracts margin white vs colored → concinna vs repens.


Thanks, … Also factor in colour of the flowers.


 


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References:

New Names and Combinations in Indian Acanthaceaeby John R. I. Wood- Novon: A Journal for Botanical Nomenclature 23(3):385-395. 2014

Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1
(Unresolved) Dinesh Valke’s Flickr Post  India Biodiversity Portal  IBIS Flora  Flora of Eastern Karnataka, Volume 2 By N. P. Singh (1988- Details)  Flora of Peninsular India  Flowers of India  POWO

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