Justicia diffusa var. hedyotidifolia (Nees) C. B. Clarke

  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Species : Justicia diffusa
  • Variety : hedyotidifolia
  • Synonym : Rostellularia diffusa var. hedyotidifolia (Nees) Kumari
  • Basionym : Rostellularia hedyotidifolia Nees
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Justicia diffusa Willd.
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0174
  • Collector(s) Name : K.Sankara Rao, K.R.K.Swamy & Arun Singh R.
  • Collection Date : 19/11/14
  • Collection Locality : Palamner forest range, Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh State
  • Habitat : Scrub Jungle
  • Key identification features : Often differs from other varieties in having comparitavely smaller leaves, which is black when dry and with short dense spikes.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : July-December
  • Comments : Occasional in moist places at high hills of Eastern Ghats.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Horsley Hills, Sesachalam Hills (Chittoor district), Palakonda Hills (Kadapa district), Galikonda Hills, Anantagiri Hills (Visakhapatnam district) (Andhra Pradesh State); Mahendragiri Hills (Ganjam district), Deomali Hills (Koraput district) (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : India
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; Franklin Benjamin & G.V.S.Murthy, 2013. Flora of Sri Venkateswara National Park, Andhra Pradesh, BSI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. http://easternghats.ces.iisc.ernet.in/plants.php?name=Justicia diffusa var. hedyotidifolia. Downloaded on 15 July 2020.

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