Justicia santapaui

Justicia santapaui Bennet, J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 67: 358 1970.;
 

Images by Anurag N. Sharma (Identified/  Validated by Dinesh Valke & Navendu), Prashant Awale & Dinesh Valke (Inserted by Anurag N. Sharma &  J.M.Garg) 

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Shrubs, branches terete or obtusely 4-angled, glabrous. Leaves 25-40 x 7-10 cm, oblanceolate, apex acute, base attenuate, glabrous, nerves 8 pairs, prominent; petiole 5-6 cm long. Spike 20 cm long, axillary, peduncled, simple or branched; bracts and bracteoles similar, 5 x 1.5 mm, oblong, pubescent. Flowers lax; calyx lobes 9 mm long, lanceolate, puberulus; corolla white with pink spots, villous at the base between the filaments; ovary densely hairy. Capsule 25 mm long, clavate, glabrous
Flowering and fruiting: January-April
Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests
Western Ghats (Endemic)

 
 
 
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Justicia santapaui-060210-PKA1 : Attachments (2). 1 post by 1 author.  
Came across this Shrub at Gothane near Kundi Ghat. (27-01-2010).
Bot. name: Justicia santapaui
Family: Acanthaceae
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ANDEC82 Please identify this Justicia sp. : 7 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (7)
Hebri, Karnataka
27th December 2014

Also found this plant flowering in Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary
Habit: large shrub
Inflorescence: terminal 
Justicia species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available) 
Most probably Justicia santapaui.
Will wait for validating comment(s).
Justicia santapoii (I am not sure about the spelling)

 
 
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Hebri :: Justicia santapaui :: DVJAN38 : 3 posts by 2 authors. 5 images. 
Sita Nadi Nature Camp (part of Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary) ... Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka
Date: 27 DEC 2014 ... Altitude: about 80 m asl 
Justicia santapaui Bennet ... (family: Acanthaceae) 
Loved the pictures!
 
 
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Agumbe Ghat :: Justicia santapaui :: DVJAN17 : 4 posts by 3 authors. 3 images.
Agumbe Ghat (part of Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary) ... Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka
Date: 28 DEC 2014 ... Altitude: about 600 m asl at crest, about 250 m asl at foothill
Justicia santapaui Bennet ... (family: Acanthaceae)
Thanks for showing us the full habit and habitat.
Especially what I learnt is the ratio of leaf size and flower is far bigger ac compared to other Justicias.....
 
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Vasota :: Justicia santapaui :: DVFEB07/07 : 1 post by 1 author. 4 images.
Vasota (part of Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary) ... Maharashtra
Date: 01 FEB 2015 ... Altitude: about 750 m asl 
Justicia santapaui Bennet ... (family: Acanthaceae) 
 
 
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Came across this Shrub at Gothane near Kundi Ghat. (27-01-2010).
Bot. name: Justicia santapaui
Family: Acanthaceae

Acanthaceae Fortnight :: Justicia santapaui :: Koyna WLS :: DVMAR67/78 : 1 post by 1 author. 4 images.  Justicia santapaui Bennet at Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary on February 1, 2015
 
 
 
 
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