Justicia brandegeeana (shrimp plant)
Justicia brandegeeana in the Botanischer Garten Freiburg, Germany
Justicia brandegeeana Wassh. & L.B.Sm.
Not evaluated according to IUCN Red List criteria.
Ornamental, traditional medicine.
About this species
There are around 600 species of Justicia distributed across the tropics and into the warmer parts of North America. Many are grown as ornamentals in tropical and subtropical gardens and as conservatory plants in temperate areas. The genus was named for James Justice (1698-1763), a passionate, though somewhat eccentric, Scottish horticulturist and writer.
Beloperone guttata Brandegee, Calliaspidia guttata (Brandegee) Bremek., Drejerella guttata (Brandegee) Bremek.