Acanthaceae Week: Justicia brandegeana from California

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Gurcharan Singh

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Jun 6, 2011, 12:18:28 AM6/6/11
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Justicia brandegeana Wassh. & L. B. Sm., in Fl. Ilustr. Catar. 1(Acantac.): 102 1969. (Acanthaceae)
syn: Beloperone guttata BrandegeeCalliaspidia guttata (Brandegee) Bremek.; Drejerella guttata (Brandegee) Bremek.

Evergreen shrub with ovate up to 8 cm long leaves; flowers in drooping spikes with large bronze to rose coloured bracts overlapping the flowers; flowers white, bi-lipped with reddish spots on lower lip

Photographed from University of California Botanical Garden in June, 2008

Common names: Shrimp plant; Mexican shrimp plant; Shrimp bush; False hop

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Dr. Gurcharan Singh
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SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
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