Justicia protracta (Nees) T. Anderson

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Justicia protracta

Photo: Bart Wursten
By rd from Tuli to Hwali River bridge

Justicia protracta

Photo: Bart Wursten
By rd from Tuli to Hwali River bridge

Justicia protracta

Photo: Bart Wursten
By rd from Tuli to Hwali River bridge

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Synonyms: Adhadota microphylla Klotzsch
Adhatoda protracta (Nees) Nees
Gendarussa protracta Nees
Gendarussa prunellaefolia Hochst.
Justicia kraussii C.B. Clarke
Justicia microphylla (Klotzsch) Lindau
Justicia pulegioides C.B. Clarke
Justicia striata (Klotzsch) Bullock subsp. melampyrum (S. Moore) J.K. Morton
Justicia striata (Klotzsch) Bullock var. filifolia (Lindau) J.K. Morton
Justicia woodii C.B. Clarke
Common names:
Status: Native
Somewhat scrambling shrubby perennial herb, usually up to c. 1 m tall, rarely taller. Leaves opposite, variable from narrowly lanceolate to broadly ovate, up to 7 cm long, with short to long hairs, often glandular on the margins. Flowers in axillary clusters. Corolla 6-10 mm long, white, usually with mauve lines on the base of the lower lip.
Derivation of specific name: protracta: extended, possibly referring to the long branches of this species; plants may reach up to 2 m.
Habitat: In sandy and gravelly soils in open deciduous woodland, grassland and riverine scrub.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1300 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,E,S
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Images last updated: Tuesday 8 June 2010

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 199 - 200.


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African Plant Database: Justicia protracta
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Justicia protracta
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Justicia protracta
Ispot Southern Africa : Justicia protracta
JSTOR Plant Science: Justicia protracta
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Justicia protracta
Tropicos: Justicia protracta
West African Plants database: Justicia protracta

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 protracta.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=154540, retrieved 26 October 2016

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