Justicia scandens Vahl

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Justicia scandens

Photo: Mark Hyde
By path from Mphingue to sawmill, Catapu

Justicia scandens

Photo: Mark Hyde
By path from Mphingue to sawmill, Catapu

Justicia scandens

Photo: Mark Hyde
By path from Mphingue to sawmill, Catapu

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Synonyms: Justicia glabra Roxb.
Rhaphidospora glabra (Roxb.) Nees
Common names:
Status: Native
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In drier montane forest, usually on the margins, riverine forest, scrub and woodland and on termite mounds; at low to medium altitudes.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa, Madagascar and tropical Asia.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 26 July 2014

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 19.

Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 8(6) Pages 168 - 170. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 18. as Justicia glabra


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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Justicia scandens
Ispot Southern Africa: Justicia scandens
JSTOR Plant Science: Justicia scandens
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Justicia scandens
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Justicia scandens
The Plant List (version 1.1): Justicia scandens
Tropicos: Justicia scandens

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Justicia scandens.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=154470, retrieved 26 July 2017

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