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Malabar Nut

Justicia adhatoda


J. adhatoda is a shrub with lance-shaped leaves 10 to 15 centimeters in length by four wide. They are oppositely arranged, smooth-edged, and borne on short petioles


It is the Unofficial provincial flower of the Punjab province of Pakistan. It is known as "Bhekkar" in Punjabi. I found this flower in Punjab of India.

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SisirBanga 4 years ago

Thanks Jae.

SisirBanga 4 years ago

Thanks for the ID. It is the same flower. The photo was taken with a dark background. The leaves are also the same.

SukanyaDatta 4 years ago

Please see :
Flower is almost identical but the leaves are not.

Chandigarh, Union Territory of Chandīgarh, India

Lat: 30.74, Long: 76.77

Spotted on Feb 23, 2015
Submitted on Feb 23, 2015

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