Adhatoda zeylanica

Adhatoda zeylanica

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Botanical Name: Adhatoda zeylanica

Synonyms: Adhatoda zeylanica Medic. Syn. A. vasica Nees, Justicia adhatoda

Common Name: Malabarnut, Vasaka

Seed collection period: Feb- May

Seed longevity: 6-12 months

Botanical Description:

An evergreen, gregarious, stiff, perennial, shrub, 1.2-6.0 m in height. Leaves elliptic-lanceolate or ovate lanceolate, entire, 5-30 cm long, hairy, light green above, dark  below, leathery; flowers large, white with red- or yellow-barred throats, in spikes with large bracts; capsules clavate, longitudinally channelled, 1.9-2.2 cm x 0.8 cm; seeds globular.