Justicia vahlii Roth

 
  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
    (ACANTHUS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Rostellularia vahlii var. vahlii Nees; Rostellularia vahlii var. rupicola J.L.Ellis
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Justicia vahlii Roth
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Open forests, plains and grasslands
  • Comments / notes : Rare
  • Key identification features : Straggler, narrow-leaved, internodes angular, flowers pale with reddish lip.
  • Flower, Fruit : October-December
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K.Swamy
  • Collection Nos : KFP 3622; FAP 41971
  • Collection Locality : Gollalaguduru, Kadapa district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Kadapa district, Chittoor district, East Godavari district, West Godavari district, Srikakulam district
    • Karnataka : Belagavi district, Mysuru district
    • Kerala : Kollam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district)
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District; Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; Gamble, 1924. Fl. Pres. Madr. Vol. 2. pp. 1081; Pullaiah, T & Ali Moulali, D., 1997. Flora of Andhra Pradesh. Vol. 2; 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 vahlii. Downloaded on 23 August 2019.

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