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Taxon: Justicia adhatoda L.

 
Genus: Justicia
Family: Acanthaceae
Subfamily: Acanthoideae
Tribe: Justicieae
Nomen number: 20895
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:15. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 23-May-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 3 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: boundary/barrier/support; ornamental (fide Wealth India RM ed2, 1:79. 1985, as Adhatoda zeylanica) soil improver
  • Medicines:
  • Non-vertebrate poisons: plant pest control (as Adhatoda zeylanica)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, [Jawa] Malaysia


    Cultivated (widely cult. in tropics)

    Naturalized (widely natzd. in tropics)

    Other (exact native range obscure)

References:

  1. Adams, C. 1972. Flowering plants of Jamaica
  2. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  3. Backer, C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Jr. 1963-1968. Flora of Java. Note: = Adhatoda vasica Nees
  4. Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959-. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. Note: = Adhatoda vasica Nees
  5. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India. 1985-1992. The wealth of India: a dictionary of Indian raw materials and industrial products. Raw materials (revised edition).
  6. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1980-. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon.
  7. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  8. Duke, J. A. 1985. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  9. Farnsworth, N. R. & D. D. Soejarto. 1988. Global importance of medicinal plants (unpublished draft manuscript rev. 23)
  10. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Justicia+adhatoda&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  11. Girija, T. & Tabish. Flowers of India (on-line resource).
  12. Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long. 1984-. Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim.
  13. Hara, H. et al. 1978-1982. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal.
  14. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  15. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  16. Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970-. Flora of [West] Pakistan.
  17. National Academy of Sciences. 1980. Firewood crops. Shrub and tree species for energy production
  18. Padua, L. S. de et al., eds. 1999. Medicinal and poisonous plants 1. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 12(1):329.
  19. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  20. Rechinger, K. H., ed. 1963-. Flora iranica. Note: = Adhatoda vasica Nees
  21. Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. 1943-1980. Flora of Panama.
  22. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition).

Check other web resources for Justicia adhatoda L. :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=20895. Accessed 20 July 2019.