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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Its nutritional and medicinal properties need more investigation to discover potential value.
Leaves opposite, lower leaves more or less broadly ovate, often more narrowly lanceolate-elliptic higher on the stems, mostly hairless above, thinly hairy below. 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.
Citation in news jjsticia. Justicia flava Other species, cultivated in Conservation Status Status None. Introduction Justicia flava is a ground cover which produces yellow flowers from September to May and is a good investment for a sunny spot in the garden.
The inflorescence is said to be a cure for dysentery. The useful plants of West Tropical Africa.
Justicia flava is not cultivated but collected from the wild. The plant is also considered as a good forage. It belongs to the family Acanthaceae, of about genera which includes herbs, shrubs and climbers. Insects associated with this species: Acanthaceae Part 2 Flora Zambesiaca 8 6 Pages – There are citation in web searches related to Justicia flava Vahl Vahl.
Volume 1, Families A—D. The inflorescence is hairy but not woolly.
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Transvaal w ild flowers. Click on “show more” to view them. The seeds should be planted in a mixture of good soil, compost and river sand. An infusion of the plant is taken with egg albumen and coconut juice against palpitations of the heart and leaf sap justiica used as an eye lotion.
The flowers are in a terminal inflorescence, and are subtended by large, leaf-like bracts. Justicia flava Justicia flava – Momella; Tanzania Natal Flora Publications Trust, Durban. There are 8 citations in Afrirefs related to Justicia flava Vahl Vahl. Sow the seeds on the surface, pressing them down slightly.
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It is a wonderful ground cover to use in sunny spots in the garden. Showing 0 of 0 comments. Place them in a shady spot and water them once a week with a fine sprinkler. Numerous species can be found in the literature referred to by a variety of names within the genera AdhatodaDuvernoiaGendarussaJusticiaRostellaria and Rungia.
Plant it with Plumbago auriculata to get a yellow and blue colour combination. 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.
Sow the seeds in October. Superficially similar to Justicia kirkiana but, apart from being a perennial herb with a more branched, shrubby habit, the leaves are broader ovate, particularly below, and much less hairy.
Justicia flava – Useful Tropical Plants
Erect or trailing, usually perennial herb up to cm tall, pubescent; stem often woody at base. Justicia flava Justicia flava x – 11k – jpg www.
Citation in scholarly articles. Journal of Natural Products Lloydia Medicinal plants of East Africa. Justicia flava HA03Justicia flava x – 30k – jpg www.