Justicia simplex D. Don

 
  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
    (ACANTHUS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Species : Justicia simplex
  • Synonym : Rostellularia simplex Wight
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Justicia japonica Thunb.
  • Common name : Common small Justicia
  • Key identification features : A small annual herb with simple, opposite, linear leaves. Flowers about 0.5 cm, clustered in terminal hairy spikes. Fruit is a few-seeded capsule.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the Year
  • Comments : Common on hills above 900 m on bare slopes.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Throughout Eastern Ghats
  • World Distribution : East Africa, India, Himalaya, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaya Peninsula
  • Literature : 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.; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District ; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District
  • 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 simplex. Downloaded on 15 July 2020.

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