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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Justicia flava Justicia flava is a groundcover The flowers of Justicia flava flavq much visited by bees and other insects. It is a wonderful ground cover to use in sunny spots in the garden.
Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Justicia flava
Preparations are used on cuts and to treat menorrhagia, and blood in the sputum. Email this to a friend Print Share on facebook Tweet this. It tolerates moderate frost.
Conservation Status Status None. The seed capsules of Justicia flava burst open when ripe. Common names include water-willow and shrimp plant, the flavq name is derived from the inflorescence, which resembles a shrimp in some species.
Justicia flava Justicia flava x – 15k – jpg www. Sandy, Clay, Loam Flowering season: Pages – Water twice a week. The inflorescence is said to be a cure for dysentery. Justicia flava Vahl Vahl Family: Journal of Natural Products Lloydia The plant is also considered as a good forage. Justicia flava is a perennial herb or shrublet, growing up to mm high.
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. The cuttings should be mm long and treated with a growing hormone such as Seridex no. Justicia flava is pollinated by insects and attracts various species of butterflies.
Justicia flava is classified in the section Tyloglossacharacterized by spike-like inflorescences and ammonite-like or rugose seeds, and by its pollen type. Erect, branched perennial herb, up to c. Take cuttings during October and November, using stems of the previous season’s growth. Click here to justcia. A complete revision of all related genera is urgently needed.
Sow the seeds in October. There are 3 news article citations related to Justicia flava Vahl Vahl. There are book citations related to Justicia flava Vahl Vahl.
The whole crushed plant, mixed with vegetable ash, seed of Foava species and capsicum pepper is administered by enema against painful menses, or, mixed with lemon juice, taken to induce menstruation. The lignans were screened for pharmacological activity in mice, but only a mild effect on the central nervous system, justcia by decrease in motor activity and ataxia, was observed.
Delimitation and infra-generic classification of Justicia Acanthaceae. Leaves opposite, simple; petiole up to 1. Justicia is a large genus comprising — species.
Erect or trailing, usually perennial herb up to cm tall, pubescent; stem often woody at base. Flora of West Tropical Africa. Seeds plants of southern Africa: This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated jisticia submissions.
Citation in web searches. A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Citation in news articles. Notes on Restio subverticellatus. Justicia flava will remain a vegetable of minor and local importance only.
The composition of fresh Justicia leaves per justiciaa edible portion is: The flowers are in a terminal inflorescence, and are subtended by large, leaf-like bracts.