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Gendarussa vulgaris

English Common Name: Gandarussa

Chinese Name / 中文名: 小駁骨 (Xiǎo bó gǔ)

Other Local Name: Pokok Gandarusa Hitam (Malay)

Family Name: Acanthaceae

Scientific Name: Gendarussa vulgaris

Synonym: Not known

Classification: Angiosperms (Flowering Plants)‎ > ‎Magnoliophyta (Flowering Plants Division)‎ > ‎Lamiales‎ > ‎Acanthaceae (Acanthus Family)‎ > ‎Justicia

Origin: China

Growth Habit: Shrub

Characteristic: A shrub with dark purple stem and withish flower.

Care Requirements: Prefers partial-shade and moderate watering.

Propagation Methods: Stem cutting

Uses: Traditional medicine for bone relate ailment.

Remarks: Possibly the same species as Justicia gendarussa although the stem color is different.

Images Location: Kuala Lumpur 

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