Justicia salvioides Milne-Redh.

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Justicia salvioides

Habit
Margins of Itigi Thicket
Nsumbu National Park; Nsama Distr.
Jun 2020
Photo: Nick Wightman

Justicia salvioides

Flower
Margins of Itigi Thicket
Nsumbu National Park; Nsama Distr.
Jun 2020
Photo: Nick Wightman

Justicia salvioides

Flower
Margins of Itigi Thicket
Nsumbu National Park; Nsama Distr.
Jun 2020
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Synonyms: Duvernoia saviiflora Lindau
Justicia salviiflora (Lindau) C.B. Clark
Common names:
Frequency: rare
Status: Native
Description:
Much branched erect shrub or shrubby herb up to 4 m tall; leaves often absent at time of flowering, glabrous, lamina ovate to elliptic, 4-5 x 1.5-2.5 cm; flowers solitary in racemiform cymes congested into large terminal panicles 10-30 cm long sticky to the touch; calyx 8-10 mm; corolla white with purple markings on lower lip and pink on the outside of the tube, 2.7-3.1 cm long; capsule 2.8-3.4 cm long; seeds kidney-shaped, not compressed, smooth, c. 5 x 6 mm.
Type location:
Tanzania
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: salvioides: resembling Salvia
Habitat: Deciduous thicket (muteshe and itigi) on grey clay soil
Altitude range: 750 - 950 m
Flowering time:May - Sep
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania and Zambia
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N
Growth form(s): Shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Data deficient
Insects associated with this species:
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Content last updated: Tuesday 6 July 2021
Literature:

Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 8(6) Pages 172 - 174. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Justicia salvioides
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Justicia salvioides
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Justicia salvioides
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Justicia salvioides
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Justicia salvioides
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Justicia salvioides
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Justicia salvioides
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Justicia salvioides
JSTOR Plant Science: Justicia salvioides
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Justicia salvioides
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Justicia salvioides
Plants of the World Online: Justicia salvioides
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Wikipedia: Justicia salvioides


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Justicia salvioides.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=222790, retrieved 17 October 2021

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