Justicia striata (Klotzsch) Bullock

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Justicia striata

Photo: Bart Wursten
By entrance Ndzou Camp, Moribane Forest.

Justicia striata

Photo: Bart Wursten
By entrance Ndzou Camp, Moribane Forest.

Justicia striata

Photo: Bart Wursten
By entrance Ndzou Camp, Moribane 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
Common names:
Status: Native
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.
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Worldwide distribution: Ethiopia and Somalia to Angola, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,T,MS,GI
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Content last updated: Wednesday 28 March 2012

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).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 14. as Justicia striata subsp. striata

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

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 87.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Justicia striata
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Justicia striata
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Justicia striata.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=154560, retrieved 20 May 2024

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