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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West African Plants

In Guinea the leaves of Justicia flava are used as a vegetable collected from the wild. Display spot characters for this species.

Natal Flora Publications Trust, Durban. This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions. Justicia flava Justicia flava x – 15k – jpg www. Justicia flava Vahl Vahl. It belongs to the family Justiica, of about genera which includes herbs, shrubs and climbers. Justicia flava is pollinated by jjusticia and attracts various species of butterflies.

Click on each image justixia see a larger version and details of the record View all images The bitter root is chewed by the Masai to cure diarrhoea and coughs. The lignans were screened for pharmacological activity in mice, but only a mild effect on the central nervous system, demonstrated by decrease in motor activity and ataxia, was observed. Fruit a 4-seeded capsule c. The species name, flava, means yellow.


There are book citations related to Justicia flava Vahl Vahl. Erect or trailing, usually perennial herb up to cm tall, pubescent; stem often woody at base. Medicinal and poisonous plants justicix.

West African Plants – A Photo Guide – Justicia flava (Vahl) Vahl

Justicia flava Flaa flava x – 11k – jpg www. It is able to withstand dry conditions. Kenya Literature Bureau, Nairobi, Kenya. Its taxonomy is badly known and opinions differ about its delimitation because differences between related genera are hardly distinctive.

Flora of West Tropical Africa. Acanthaceae Part 2 Flora Zambesiaca 8 6 Pages – The seeds should be planted in a mixture of good soil, compost and river sand. Red data list status: Flora of tropical Africa. The seeds have water-absorbent hairs. Delimitation and infra-generic juusticia of Justicia Acanthaceae.

Germination takes place after a week. The composition of fresh Justicia leaves per g edible portion is: Click here to register. In Guinea it is not removed as a weed when occurring in cultivated fields, but allowed to grow to collect its leaves for vegetable use. Justicia flava Justicia flava is a groundcover It is widespread in tropical and southern Africa. There are 3 news article citations related to Justicia flava Vahl Vahl.


Justicia flava is a common species found in a ujsticia of different veld types especially in disturbed habitats, growing on a wide range of soil types, in full sun or semi-shady areas. Justicia flava Justicia flava – Momella; Tanzania Justicia is a large genus comprising — species.

Justicia flava Justicia flava 75 x 75 – 3k – jpg www. A complete revision of all related genera is urgently needed.

There are 8 citations in Afrirefs related to Justicia flava Vahl Vahl. A preliminary checklist of the flavx plants of Mozambique. Four sterols and salicylic acid were isolated from the leaves, stems and roots of Justicia flava. Volume 5, Families S—Z, Addenda. The leaves are lanceolate or broadly ovate egg-shapedopposite, simple, entire, and the leaf stalk is about mm long.