Justicia candicans

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Justicia candicans


Taxonavigation: Lamiales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Euasterids I
Ordo: Lamiales

Familia: Acanthaceae
Subfamilia: Acanthoideae
Tribus: Justicieae
Genus: Justicia
Species: Justicia candicans


Justicia candicans (Nees) L.D.Benson, 1981.


  • Adhatoda candicans Nees
  • Dianthera candicans (Nees) Benth. & Hook. fil.
  • Ecbolium candicans (Nees) Kuntze
  • Jacobinia candicans (Nees) Benth. & Hook. fil.
  • Jacobinia mexicana Seem.
  • Jacobinia ovata A.Gray
  • Jacobinia ovata var. subglabra S.Watson
  • Justicia candicans (Nees) V.A.W. Grah.
  • Justicia candicans var. subglabra (S. Watson) L.D. Benson
  • Justicia mexicana (Seem.) Ros


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Southwestern USA
      • USA (Arizona)
    • Regional: Mexico
      • Mexico (Aguascalientes, Baja California Sur, Chihuahua, Colima, Durango, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Jalisco, Mexico State, Michoacan, Morelos, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro, San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Sonora, Zacatecas)

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDGW – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


  • Benson, L.D. 1981. Trees & Shrubs of Southw. Deserts ed. 3: 218.
  • Jørgensen, P.M., Nee, M. & Beck, S.G. (eds.) 2010. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares de Bolivia. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard.


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Arizona water-willow
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