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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The species name, flava, means yellow. Justicia flava is a perennial herb or shrublet, growing up to mm high. Justicia flava Justicia californica x 66 – 3k – thb www.
Acanthaceae Part 2 Flora Zambesiaca 8 6 Pages – In Ghana the plant is used internally and externally against fever, yaws and diarrhoea in children. This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions. Lignans from Justicia flava. Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record View all images 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.
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justciia Justicia flava Vahl Vahl. The composition of fresh Justicia leaves per g edible portion is: To prevent the seeds from being lost, they should be collected as soon as the seed capsules turn brown.
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 juusticia, in full sun or semi-shady areas.
Numerous species can be found in the literature referred to by a variety of names within the genera AdhatodaDuvernoiaGendarussaJusticiaRostellaria and Rungia. The cuttings should be mm long and treated with a growing hormone such as Seridex no. Seeds compressed globose, brown to black. Citation in scholarly articles.
There are 8 citations in Afrirefs related to Justicia flava Vahl Vahl. Justicia flava Justicia flava 75 x 75 – 3k – jpg www. Its taxonomy is badly known and opinions differ about its delimitation because differences between related genera are hardly distinctive.
Flora of West Tropical Africa.
Email this to a friend Print Share on facebook Tweet this. The inflorescence is said to be a cure for dysentery.
Volume 1, Families A—D. The genus Justicia was named after James Justicea Scottish horticulturist who worked on herbs and shrublets.
The useful plants of West Tropical Africa. Justicia flava Vahl Vahl Family: The plant is also considered as a good forage. Justicia flava is not cultivated but collected from the wild. The seed capsules of Justicia flava burst open when ripe.
Justicia flava Justicia flava Vahl Vahl x – 9k – jpg www. Rate this plant Is this an interesting plant? A complete revision of all related genera is urgently needed. Medicinal and poisonous plants 1.
Flora of tropical Africa. Medicinal plants of East Africa.
Leaves opposite, simple; petiole up to 1. Justicia flava Justicia flava x – 45k – jpg www. Plant it with Plumbago auriculata to get a yellow and blue colour combination. Justicia flava Justicia adhatoda L. Justicia flava HA03Justicia flava x – 30k – jpg www.
Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page Preparations are used on cuts and to treat menorrhagia, and blood in the sputum. Wild Flowers of Northern South Africa.
View other plants in this family QR code link View other plants in this genus. The seeds should be planted in a mixture of good soil, compost and river sand. Erect or trailing, usually perennial herb up to cm tall, pubescent; stem often woody at base. What code is in the image? Flowers in terminal spikes, yellow, held in overlapping green bracts covered in long spreading hairs.
Sarangesa motozi Larval foodplant. 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. Login to add your Comment Not registered yet? The bitter root is chewed by the Masai to cure diarrhoea and coughs.