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Taxon: Justicia betonica L.

Genus: Justicia
Family: Acanthaceae subfamily: Acanthoideae tribe: Justicieae.
Nomen number: 447236
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:15. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 20-Oct-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
No species priority site assigned.

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

Common names:

  • squirrel's-tail   (Source: F Hawaii ) – English
  • white shrimp-plant   (Source: F Hawaii ) – English

Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia; Sudan
    East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania
    West-Central Tropical Africa: Zaire
    West Tropical Africa: Mali
    South Tropical Africa: Angola; Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    Southern Africa: Botswana; Lesotho; Namibia [n.]; South Africa - Cape Province [e.], KwaZulu-Natal, Transvaal; Swaziland
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: India; Sri Lanka
    Malesia: Malaysia

      Naturalized:
  • widely naturalized elsewhere

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

References:

  • Arnold, T. H. & B. C. De Wet, eds. 1993. Plants of southern Africa: names and distribution. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa no. 62.
  • Boggan, J. et al. 1997. Checklist of the plants of the Guianas, ed. 2.
  • Cufodontis, G. 1953–1972. Enumeratio plantarum aethiopiae: Spermatophyta.
  • Dyer, R. A. et al., eds. 1963–. Flora of southern Africa.
  • Graham, V. A. W. 1988. Delimitation and infra-generic classification of Justicia (Acanthaceae). Kew Bull. 43:586.
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper. 1953–1972. Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2.
  • Parham, J. W. 1972. Plants of the Fiji islands, revised ed.
  • Pullaiah, T. et al. 1997–1998. Flora of Andhra Pradesh (India).
  • Smith, A. C. 1979–1991. Flora vitiensis nova.
  • Verma, D. M. et al. (vol. 1); V. Mudgal et al. (vol. 2). 1993–. Flora Madhya Pradesh.
  • Wagner, W. L. et al. 1990. Manual of the flowering plants of Hawai'i.
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. 1986–. European garden flora.
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Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
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  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
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URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?447236 (28 November 2014)

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