Justicia diffusa

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

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  • Botanical Name : Justicia diffusa Willd
  • Plant Family : Acanthaceae
  • Plant Form : Herb
  • Occurrence (Sectors) : 1, 10, 11, 26, 30
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Aranya Van

About Justicia diffusa Plant :

  • Habit : A small herb.
  • Leaves : Broadly elliptic or suborbicular, acute.
  • Inflorescence : Axillary and terminal narrow dense short spikes.
  • Flowers :
    • Bracteate and bracteolate, bracts and bracteoles broad.
    • Calyx 4-partite, segments broad, unequal.
    • Corolla pale purple, hairy, bilabiate.
    • Stamens 2, ovary 2-celled, style hairy.
  • Fruit : Capsule many seeded.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : August-December