Justicia sphaerosperma

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Justicia sphaerosperma Vahl

Acanthaceae

Life form: subshrub

Exposure: half shade  

Moisture: moderately moist bis Moisture: moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: ovate

Division: simple

Shape: tubular
Fruit: loculicidal capsule

 

Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Lamiidae
Superordo:
Lamianae
Ordo:
Scrophulariales

Justicia sphaerosperma is a subshrub.

Naming

Justicia sphaerosperma was described by Martin Vahl. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Justicia sphaerosperma is a species in the genus Justicia which contains approximately 389 to 1163 species and belongs to the family of the Acanthaceae (Acanthus Family). The type species of the genus is Justicia hyssopifolia.

Characteristics

Growth

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Justicia sphaerosperma is evergreen. The simple leaves are opposite. They are ovate and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Justicia sphaerosperma produces tubular flowers.

The subshrubs produce loculicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Cultivation

The subshrubs prefer a half-shady situation on fresh to moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil.

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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