Jacobinia ghiesbreghtiana (Lem.) Hemsl.

  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
    (Acanthus Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : ARUSA FAMILY (अडूसा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : ACANTHACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Jacobinia ghiesbreghtiana (Lem.) Hemsl.
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Comments / notes : Grown in gardens
  • Key identification features : Shrubs, 1.5-2m tall, glabrous or pubescent; nodes somewhat swollen, much branched. Leaves lanceolate to narrow elliptic, tapering at both ends, short petioled, entire. Flowers orange-crimson, mostly 2 together and sessile in forking axillary peduncled open little panicles with small bracts smaller than calyx; corolla long lipped, about one third distance from apex, broad at widest part, broad lower lip deflexed and becoming coiled.
  • Flower, Fruit : October-December
  • Literature : N.P. Singh, P. Lakshminarasimhan, S. Karthikeyan & P. V. Prasanna (2001). Flora of Maharashtra state, Dicotyledones. Vol. 2. pp.681. Botanical survey of India, Govt. India.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Jacobinia ghiesbreghtiana. Downloaded on 20 May 2022.


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