Justicia kirkiana T. Anderson

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Justicia kirkiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Katima Mulilo area, near APL power plant

Justicia kirkiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Katima Mulilo area, near APL power plant

Justicia kirkiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Katima Mulilo area, near APL power plant

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Synonyms: Justicia woodsiae S. Moore
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Status: Native
Slender erect annual herb, up to 40 cm. Leaves widely spread along the stem, narrowly lanceolate. Inflorescence dense, terminal. Flowers between long narrowly obovate bracts covered in long glandular hairs, pale yellow with darker lines on the lobes. See Justicia flava for comparison.
Derivation of specific name: kirkiana: named after Dr John Kirk, who accompanied David Livingstone on his Zambezi expedition of 1858
Habitat: In sandy soils in deciduous woodland, often in shade.
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Content last updated: Wednesday 28 February 2018

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Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 19.

Roodt, V. (2011). Wild flowers, Waterplants and Grasses of the Okavango Delta and Kalahari "Did You Know" nature series Struik Nature for Veronica Roodt Publications Page 43. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 18.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Justicia kirkiana
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Justicia kirkiana
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Justicia kirkiana
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Caprivi: Species information: Justicia kirkiana.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=154490, retrieved 5 December 2022

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