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Pakistan | Family List | Acanthaceae | Justicia

10. Justicia pubigera (Nees) Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 4: 536. 1885. Collett, Fl. Siml. 375. 1902; Stewart in Ali & Nasir, l.c.; Hara in Hara et al., Enum. Fl. Pl. Nepal 3: 142. 1982.


  • Justicia edgeworthii T. Anders
  • Peristrophe pubigera Nees
  • Rhaphidospora ciliata Nees

    An erect, basally woody, up to 1.2 m herb with terete, striate (young twigs hairy). Leaves with 5-10 (-15) mm long, hairy petiole; lamina ovate-lanceolate, 4.5-11 x 2-4.5 cm, hairy on both side, entire, apex acuminate, base cuneate. Inflorescence an axillary, lax panicle of cymes, upto 8 cm long. Flowers pinkish-red, c. 1.8 cm long, shortly pedicellate, bracts linear, 2-3 mm long, pubescent; bracteoles rudimentary or absent. Calyx 5-lobed, lobes linear, 4-6 mm hairy. Corolla tube c. 8 mm long, pubescent, upper lip c. 9 mm long, shortly bilobed; lower lip c. 8 mm long, deeply 3-lobed. Capsule oblong clavate, 1.2-1.3 cm long, pubescent.

    Fl. Per.: August-October.

    Type: Budhrinath Kamroop, Wallich Cat. no. 2490 (K).

    Distribution: Pakistan, Kashmir, India and Nepal.

    Closely resembling Peristrophe in the inflorescence and corolla, but differing in its smaller bracts and white appendaged anther lobes.


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