Justicia capitata (T. Anders. ex Hook. f.) Cramer

Flower-head Justicia (Justicia capitata)

The Flower-head Justicia was found growing in wet, evergreen forest in the Ratnapura District of Sri Lanka.

It reached a height of about 1 m, it had oval-oblong to oval-elliptic, 15,5 cm long and 5 cm wide leaves, the flowers were white.

The species is now considered possibly extinct.


edited: 22.04.2022