Justicia adhatoda L.

  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Species : Justicia adhatoda
  • Synonym : Adhatoda zeylanica Medik.; Adhatoda vasica Nees
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Justicia adhatoda L.
  • Vernacular name : Addasaram (Tel.)
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0612
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun Singh R., K.R.K.Swamy, Navendu Page & K.Sankara Rao
  • Collection Date : 23/03/16
  • Collection Locality : Shevaroy temple road, Shevaroy Hills, Salem district, Tamil Nadu State
  • Key identification features : A very bushy shrub with many branches. Leaves are large elliptic to lanceolate in shape, dark green in colour above and pale green underneath. Flowers are in short, dense clusters. Corolla with short tube and spreading lobes. Fruits are oblong, slightly pointed capsules.
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Flower, Fruit : October-March
  • Native : Indo-Himalaya
  • Comments : Often in plains to 1000 m. Sometimes planted along fences up to 750 m.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Kolli Hills (Namakkal district) (Tamil Nadu State); Araku Valley (Visakhapatnam district), Chandragiri Hills (Chittoor district), Hottabetta R.F. (Ananthapur district) (Andhra Pradesh State); Ganjam district (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : India, sub-tropical Himalaya, China, Malaya Peninsula, Nepal
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3 ; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District ; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District ; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipal, Orissa; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.; Naidu, M.T, O.A. Kumar & M. Venkaiah (2015). Vascular plant diversity in the sacred grove of Modapalli in Viskhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 7(10): 7683-7690
  • 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 adhatoda. Downloaded on 15 July 2020.


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