Justicia chinensis non. L.
An erect, up to 90 cm, much branched herb with hairy twigs. Leaves on 4-20 (-25) mm long petioles; lamina elliptic-ovate to lanceolate, (1-) 1.5-6 (-12) x (0.6-) 1-2.5 (-6) cm, thinly soft pubescent to glabrate, basally cuneate, entire, acuminate. Flowers pink with purplish tinge, 1.2-1.5 cm long, in terminal and axillary clustered cymes; bracts variable in shape, obovate, elliptic-oblong or linear-lanceolate, 5-10 mm long, thinly pubescent, 1 or 3-nerved, cuneate entire, obtuse to ± acute, mucronate or not, ciliate, cilia white, multicellular or absent; bracteoles linear-lanceolate, nearly as long as calyx lobes. Calyx lobes linear, 6-7 mm long. Capsule clavate, ± stipitate, c. 6 mm long, puberulous or glabrate. Seeds verrucose.
Distribution: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangla Desh, India to Indo-China and W. China.