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: Adhatoda protracta (Nees) Nees
Gendarussa protracta Nees
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: Occurring in sandy and gravelly soils in open deciduous woodland, grassland and riverine scrub.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1200 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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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 30 September 2016

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