Taxon: Justicia betonica L.

 
Genus: Justicia
Family: Acanthaceae
  Subfamily: Acanthoideae
      Tribe: Justicieae
Nomen number: 447236
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:15. 1753
Name Verified on: 20-Oct-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 20-Oct-2004
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • squirrel's-tail  (Source: F Hawaii) - English
  • white shrimp-plant  (Source: F Hawaii) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Eur Gard F)
  • Weed: (fide F Hawaii)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia; Sudan
    • South Tropical Africa: Angola; Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa: Botswana; Lesotho; Namibia; South Africa - Cape Province, - KwaZulu-Natal, - Transvaal; Swaziland
    • West Tropical Africa: Mali
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Zaire
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India; Sri Lanka
    • Malesia: Malaysia

  • Naturalized:

    . widely natzd. elsewhere

    Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • Arnold, T. H. & B. C. De Wet, eds. Plants of southern Africa: names and distribution. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa no. 62. 1993 (Pl SAfr)
  • Boggan, J. et al. Checklist of the plants of the Guianas, ed. 2. 1997 (L Guianas ed2)
  • Cufodontis, G. Enumeratio plantarum aethiopiae: Spermatophyta. 1953-1972 (F EthiopCuf)
  • Dyer, R. A. et al., eds. Flora of southern Africa. 1963- (F SAfr)
  • Graham, V. A. W. 1988. Delimitation and infra-generic classification of Justicia (Acanthaceae) Kew Bull. 43:586.
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. 1953-1972 (F WT Afr)
  • Parham, J. W. Plants of the Fiji islands, revised ed. 1972 (F Fiji)
  • Pullaiah, T. et al. Flora of Andhra Pradesh (India). 1997-1998 (F Andhra Prad)
  • Smith, A. C. Flora vitiensis nova. 1979-1991 (F Viti)
  • Verma, D. M. et al. (vol. 1); V. Mudgal et al. (vol. 2) Flora Madhya Pradesh. 1993- (F Madhya Prad)
  • Wagner, W. L. et al. Manual of the flowering plants of Hawai'i. 1990 (F Hawaii)
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. 1986- (Eur Gard F)

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Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image