Pachystachys coccinea (Aubl.) Nees

  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
    (Acanthus Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : ARUSA FAMILY (अडूसा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : ACANTHACEAE
  • Basionym : Justicia coccinea Aubl.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Pachystachys coccinea (Aubl.) Nees
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Comments / notes : Grown in gardens for ornamental purpose
  • Key identification features : Shrubs with 1 m tall with underground stolons; stems angled, striated. Flowers bright red in terminal, shortly-peduncled, dense 10-15 cm long spikes.
  • Flower, Fruit : March-April
  • Native : French Guyana
  • Literature : N.P. Singh, P. Lakshminarasimhan, S. Karthikeyan & P. V. Prasanna (2001). Flora of Maharashtra state, Dicotyledones. Vol. 2.pp-682. 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. coccinea. Downloaded on 1 December 2021.


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