Justicia ovata

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Justicia ovata


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 ovata


Justicia ovata (Walter) Lindau, 1900


  • Beloperone obtusifolia Nees
  • Dianthera americana Fraser ex Nees
  • Dianthera caroliniana Fraser ex Nees
  • Dianthera humilis (Michx.) Engelm. & A. Gray
  • Dianthera ovata Walter
  • Ecbolium obtusifolium (Nees) Kuntze
  • Ecbolium ovatum (Walter) Kuntze
  • Jacobinia ovata (Walter) A. Gray
  • Justicia humilis Michx.
  • Rhytiglossa humilis (Michx.) Nees



Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Southeastern USA
      • USA (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia)
    • Regional: Mexico
      • Mexico (Tamaulipas)
  • Continental: Southern America
    • Regional: Caribbean
      • Cuba

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



Vernacular names[edit]

English: Looseflower water-willow
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