Dianthera comata L., Syst. Nat. ed. 10. 1: 850 (1758) (syn: Dianthera decumbens Sw. ex NeesDianthera humifusa (Sw.) J.F.Gmel.Ecbolium comatum (L.) KuntzeEcbolium havanense KuntzeEcbolium moritzianum KuntzeJusticia acuminata (Nees) LindauJusticia comata (L.) Lam.; Justicia comata Vell. ex NeesJusticia humifusa Sw. ; Justicia humilis NeesLeptostachya comata (L.) Kostel.Leptostachya comata var. humifusa (Sw.) Nees ; Leptostachya martiana var. hispida Nees ; Leptostachya martiana var. macrophylla Nees ; Leptostachya parviflora NeesPsacadocalymma comatum (L.) Bremek.Rhytiglossa acuminata Nees ; Rhytiglossa havanensis Nees; Stethoma comata (L.) Britton ; Thalestris graminiformis Rizzini);
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Help me to identify this plant: 2 images- 1 high res.
Date/Time:  23.05.2022
Location:  Chittagong, Bangladesh
Habitat: Wild
Plant Habit: Herb

I think we need to wait for the flowers.

Any ideas? I tried but failed to get any clue.

Seems to be Acanthaceae member

Very close to Andrographis species.

I concur with …

I am not sure about this being any Andrographis species. Pl. see

Thanks a lot

I am doubtful about it.

Justicia comata

Finally i identified the plant after flowering it is Justicia comata.

Yes, appears close as per
Has it been reported earlier from your country or India?

Seems it has been reported earlier as per




POWO  Catalogue of Life  GBIF (High resolution specimens) Hortipedia  Bangladesh National Herbarium