Haryana Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Haryana (India)
Designed & Developed by Bioinformatics Centre,Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Justicia adhatoda Linn.

Family: Acanthaceae Genus: Justicia Species: Justicia adhatoda Linn.( बांसा,बासुती )






Synonym Adhatoda vasica Nees, Adhatoda zeylanica Medik., Dianthera latifolia Salisb., Adhatoda zeylanica Medik. Flower Color White
Common Name Adusa, Bansa Flower Type Raceme
English / Trade Name Malabar nut Flowering Period Jan-March
Vernacular /Local Name Bansa,Basuti Fruiting Period April-June
Altitude Up to1300m Fruit Type Capsule
Habit Shrub Fruit Details Fruit, 2.5x 0.8 cm or more, clavate, pubescent. Seeds 4, suborbicular, rugose
Habitat Common in waste places, road sides, edges of forests Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Malay Peninsula, Indo- China. Bark Details Bark is yellowish in color
Distribution in Haryana , Bhiwani, Faridabad, Fatehabad, Gurgaon, Jhajjar, Kaithal, M. Garh, Mewat, Morni-Pinjore, Palwal, Rewari, Rohtak, Sirsa, Yamuna Nagar Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Opposite (leaves in pairs along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species Evergreen, glabrous shrubs, upto 2.5 m high. Leaves opposite, ovate lanceolate, 4.5 – 15 x 2.5 – 8 cm, base decurrent, subentire – crenulate, glabrous. Flowers white, in short bracteate, 2.5 – 6 cm or more long spikes, bracts foliaceous, ovate, to 2 cm long. Calyx 0.5 cm long, hairy, lobes lanceolate, acute. Corolla white with pink or purple strips, 1.8 – 2.6 cm long, 2 – lipped. Stamens 2. Anthers minutely tailed. Capsules 2.5 x 0.8 cm or more, clavate, pubescent; seeds 4, suborbicular, rugose Leaf Details Leaves opposite, ovate – lanceolate, 4.5 – 15 x 2.5 – 8 cm, base decurrent, subentire – crenulate, glabrous

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