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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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.

Place them in a shady spot and water them once a week with justifia fine sprinkler. Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. The insects attracts insectivorous birds and therefore add more life in jushicia garden. Justicia flava is used in traditional medicine to treat coughs.


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Full Sun Gardening skill: Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, Netherlands. Justicia flava is classified in the section Tyloglossacharacterized by spike-like inflorescences and ammonite-like or rugose seeds, and by its pollen type. View other plants in this family QR code link View other plants in this genus.

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Transvaal w ild flowers. Journal of Natural Products Lloydia In dry regions it can grow as an annual with smaller flowers.

They are cooked into soup or stew. Flowers in terminal spikes, yellow, held in overlapping green bracts covered in long spreading hairs.

Justicia flava

Its taxonomy is badly known and opinions justciia about its delimitation because differences between related genera are hardly distinctive. Justicia flava is a common species found in a number of different veld types especially in disturbed habitats, growing on a wide range of soil types, in full sun or semi-shady areas. Leaves opposite, simple; petiole up to 1.

There are 3 juwticia article citations related to Justicia flava Vahl Vahl. The inflorescence is said to be a cure for dysentery.


The plant is also considered as a good forage. Derivation of specific name: This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions. Sandy, Clay, Loam Flowering season: It tolerates moderate frost. Kenya Literature Bureau, Nairobi, Kenya.

Seeds plants of southern Africa: BoxAH Wageningen, Netherlands.

Justicia flava – Useful Tropical Plants

Justicia flava Other species, cultivated in Sarangesa motozi Larval foodplant. In Guinea it is not removed as a weed when occurring in cultivated fields, but allowed to grow to collect its leaves for vegetable use.

Fruit a 4-seeded capsule c. Justixia and infra-generic classification of Justicia Acanthaceae. Inflorescence a dense terminal spike up to 20 cm long, continuous or interrupted in the basal part; bracts linear-lanceolate.

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