Justicia glauca Rottl.

  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Species : Justicia glauca
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Unresolved
  • Collection Nos : FAP 36914; HJCB-E-380
  • Collector(s) Name : K.R.K.Swamy
  • Collection Date : 20/08/2010; 13/12/2014
  • Collection Locality : Thummalapalle mining area, Kadapa district, Andhra Pradesh State; Batrepalli, Anantapur district, Andhra Pradesh State
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • Habitat : Scrub forest
  • Key identification features : Diffuse herbs with puberulous stem and long internodes. Leaves slightly pubescent, with rounded base. Bracts with glandular hairs and short stalk. Flowers in spikes with long calyx and segments pubescent, lanceolate. Corolla long, narrowly infundibuliform, upper lip strongly nerved ovate-oblong purple spotted. Capsules oblong, pointed. Seeds densely clothed with somewhat triangular acute tubercles.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : July-January
  • Native : India
  • Comments : Common on foothills of dry localities of wastelands and in forests.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Throughout Eastern Ghats
  • World Distribution : India
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; 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; 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 glauca. Downloaded on 15 July 2020.

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