Justicia anagalloides (Nees) T. Anderson

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Justicia anagalloides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Greystone Park NR, edge of car park

Justicia anagalloides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Greystone Park NR, edge of car park

Justicia anagalloides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chakoma, NE of Harare

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Synonyms: Adhatoda anagalloides Nees
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Status: Native
Perennial herb with prostrate to suberect annual stems. Stems usually with lines of long hairs across the length. Leaves ovate to obovate, variously hairy or nearly hairless. Inflorescences few-flowered, axillary, spike-like, usually one inflorescence per node. Corolla 6-8 mm long, white, with or without maroon lines on the lip. Fruit a capsule, hairless except for a few hairs at the apex.
Notes: See Justicia exigua and J. matammensis for comparison.
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Habitat: In grassland, disturbed and overgrazed areas and along roadsides, often in places which have been burnt.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1800 m
Flowering time:Throughout the year
Worldwide distribution: Ethiopia, Somalia, Eastern DRC, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Gauteng, Freestate and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Justicia anagalloides.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=154410, retrieved 26 May 2016

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