Justicia procumbens L.

  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
    (Acanthus Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : ARUSA FAMILY (अडूसा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : ACANTHACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Rostellularia procumbens Nees
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Justicia procumbens L.
  • Vernacular name : Hucchu nela bevu (Kannada)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Scrub jungles
  • Comments / notes : Common in open areas, also on hills above 1200m, on bare slopes and among rocks
  • Flower, Fruit : June-March
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy & Arun Singh
  • Collection Date : 13/09/2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-199; HFP 2625
  • Collection Locality : Toppur to Malepatti road, Tiruvannamalai district (TN)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : East Godavari district, Kurnool district, Vishakapatnam district, Srikakulam district
    • Karnataka : Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Mysuru district, Udupi district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Tamil Nadu : Alagar Hills (Madurai district), Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Shevaroy Hills (Salem district), Kalrayan Hills (Salem district), Pachamalai Hills (Tiruchirapalli district), Bodamalai Hills (Salem district), Chitteri Hills (Vellore district), Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district), Yelagiri Hills (Vellore district), Dharmapuri Hills (Dharmapuri district), Piranmalai Hills (Sivaganga district), Theerthamalai Hills (Dharmapuri district), Gingee Hill (Villipuram district), Javadu Hills (Tiruvannamalai district)
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Malaya, Australia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Seetharam et al., 2000 – Flora of Gulbarga District; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi District; Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • 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=Justicia procumbens. Downloaded on 2 July 2022.

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