Justicia trinervia Vahl

  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Species : Justicia trinervia
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Justicia betonica L.
  • Common name : Three-nerved Squirrel Tail
  • Key identification features : Creeping herbs, perennating with a woody rootstalk. Upper leaves sessile. Bracts white with green veins. Lower lip of corolla 3-lobed with faint spots sometimes.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : September-December
  • Native : Africa
  • Comments : Occasional in moist shady places and open forest lands.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Yadiki R.F. (Ananthapur district), Kadapa district, Nallamalai Hills (Kurnool district) (Andhra Pradesh State); Puri district (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : Africa, India
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3
  • 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 trinervia. Downloaded on 10 July 2020.


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