The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine. In some areas the plant is not removed when found growing as a weed in cultivated. Dianthera flava Vahl: 5 (). Dianthera americana var. flava (Vahl) Forssk.: 9 ( ). Adhatoda flava (Vahl) Nees (). A. fasciata Nees: (). Justicia flava (Forssk.) Vahl [family ACANTHACEAE]. Herbarium. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (K). Collection. Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa. Resource.

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Leaves opposite, lower leaves more or less broadly ovate, often more narrowly lanceolate-elliptic higher on the stems, mostly hairless above, thinly hairy below.

Place the cuttings in a mixture of good soil and river sand in equal parts. Full Sun Gardening skill: Kew Bulletin 43 4: The flowers of Justicia flava are much visited by bees and other insects. Justicia flava Justicia californica x 66 – 3k – thb www. Transplant seedlings when they reach a height of mm.


West African Plants

Justicia flava is used in traditional medicine to treat coughs. There are 72 citation in scholarly articles related to Justicia flava Vahl Vahl. The fruit is a club-shaped capsule, which explodes to release the judticia. A complete revision of all related genera is urgently needed. Seeds compressed globose, brown to black.

Justicia flava

Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Justicia flava Justicia flava – Momella; Tanzania Sandy, Clay, Loam Flowering season: Justicia flava Justicia adhatoda L. This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions. Inflorescence a dense terminal spike up to 20 cm long, continuous or interrupted in the basal part; bracts linear-lanceolate. Sarangesa motozi Larval foodplant. Plant it with Plumbago auriculata to get a yellow and blue colour combination.

Acanthaceae Part 2 Flora Zambesiaca 8 6 Pages – Numerous species can be found in the literature referred to by a variety of names within the genera AdhatodaDuvernoiaGendarussaJusticiaRostellaria and Rungia.


Justicia flava is widespread and occurs all over tropical Africa, but has not been reported from the Indian Ocean Islands; it is also found in the Arabian peninsula. The bitter root is chewed by the Masai to cure diarrhoea and coughs.

West African Plants – A Photo Guide – Justicia flava (Vahl) Vahl

Delimitation and infra-generic classification of Justicia Acanthaceae. Ground Cover SA Distribution: Leaves opposite, simple; petiole up to 1.

The inflorescence is hairy but not woolly. Display spot characters for this species. It is able to withstand dry conditions. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, Netherlands.

Journal of Natural Products Lloydia Justicia flava Other species, cultivated in Click on “show more” to view them. BoxAH Wageningen, Netherlands. Flora of southern Africa 30, part 3, fascicle 1. Medicinal and poisonous plants 1.