Justicia diffusa var. hedyotidifolia (Nees) C.B. Clarke (syn: Justicia hedyotidifolia (Wall. ex Nees) Remadevi (ambiguous synonym); Justicia hedyotidifolia Wall. (ambiguous synonym); Rostellaria hedyotidifolia Wall. ex Nees; Rostellularia diffusa var. hedyotidifolia (Nees) C.Y.Wu (ambiguous synonym); Rostellularia diffusa var. hedyotidifolia (Nees) G.R. Kumari (ambiguous synonym); Rostellularia diffusa var. hedyotidifolia (Nees) J.L. Ellis (ambiguous synonym); Rostellularia hedyotidifolia Wall. ex Nees);
India (S-India) as per Catalogue of Life;

This plant is Justicia diffusa var. hedyotidifolia (Nees) C.B. Clarke, of Acanthaceae
It is 30-40cm tall branched herb; stems hispidous to glabrascent; leaves opposite, orbicular to ovate; flowers white to light pink in terminal dense short spikes.
As per The plant list, it is noted as unresolved name; but it this name is as per catalogue of life.
photographed at Veyilingaala kona in Eastern ghats
Identified with the help of Dr.P.Sunojkumar



Identification of the Justicia species requested. AL 1 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
This is Justica,
Plants 30-40 cm in height, 30-40 cm spread; spikes sessile, 1.5-3 cm long dense spikes; flowers white. Calyx 5 lobed, sparsely hairy.
Please help in identification of this species. Photographed in rock crevices in E.ghats.

Justicia species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available)

It is Justicia diffusa var. hedyotidifolia (Nees) C.B. Clarke;

syn. Justicia orbiculata