Justicia striata (Klotzsch) Bullock

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Justicia striata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank, on large termite mound nr carpark

Justicia striata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank, on large termite mound nr carpark

Justicia striata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba rd at Westaway

Justicia striata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba rd at Westaway

Justicia striata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Leopard Rock Game Reserve, Vumba

Justicia striata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bridal Veil Falls, Chimanimani

Justicia striata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road from Swynnerton Memorial to main road, Chirinda Forest

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Synonyms: Adhatoda striata Klotzsch
Justicia dyschoristeoides C.B. Clarke
Justicia filifolia Lindau
Justicia striata (Klotzsch) Bullock subsp. striata var. dyschoristeoides (C.B. Clarke) Hedrén
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Status: Native
Description:
Somewhat scrambling perennial herb. Stems ascending to erect, up to 1 m tall, sometimes more, 6-ridged, more or less densely pubescent, especially below the nodes. Leaves opposite, lanceolate to ovate, hairy. Flowers in clusters in the upper the leaf axils, white with violet markings in the broad, slightly 3-lobed lip.
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Habitat: Occurring in woodland, thickets along stream banks and as a weed of cultivation.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1400 m
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Worldwide distribution: Ethiopia and Somalia to Angola, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Tuesday 8 June 2010
Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 138 - 139. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 51. (Includes a picture).

Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 8(6) Pages 203 - 205. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 34.


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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 striata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=154560, retrieved 27 June 2016

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