Justicia diffusa Willd.

  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Species : Justicia diffusa
  • Synonym : Rostellaria diffusa (Willd.) Nees
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Justicia diffusa Willd.
  • Collection Nos : FAP 41971
  • Collector(s) Name : B.Sadasivaiah & K.R.K.Swamy
  • Collection Date : 09/12/2010
  • Collection Locality : Palamner forest range, Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh State; Gollalaguduru, Kadapa district, Andhra Pradesh State
  • Habitat : Scrub forest
  • Key identification features : Slender herbs, old plants are quite woody. Flowers are in spikes. Capsules glabrous, small and pointed.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the Year
  • Comments : On hills above 800 m, on bare slopes, near water courses and in grasslands.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bellary district, Kolar district (Karnataka State); Tamil Nadu State; Chittoor district, Anantapur district, Guntur district, Visakhapatnam district, Srikakulam district (Andhra Pradesh State); Gajapati district, Similipal Hills (Mayurbhanj district) (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Himalaya, Thailand
  • Literature : R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipal, Orissa; Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • 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. Downloaded on 10 July 2020.

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